Posts Tagged ‘retirement planning’


Is Retirement Hazardous To Your Health?

The conventional picture of retirement – a time when there’s no clock to punch and the days are filled with hobbies and family – has been the holy grail of the American workplace for decades. But a slumping economy and changing workplace realities are forcing many would be retirees to keep working, or start new […]

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IRAs: Not Just For Retirement Anymore

It’s no secret that many Americans haven’t saved enough for retirement. And many who have created Individual Retirement Accounts are now using those accounts for purposes other than retirement living. While some soon to be retirees are tapping into their IRAs to cover unexpected expenditures, a growing number are using those funds to secure their […]

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Innocents Abroad? Buying Foreign Property for Retirement

The future of retirement in the US appears to be anything but rosy. Shrinking pension plans, skyrocketing medical care and new taxes on assets are among the reasons that more and more retirees, and those nearing retirement, are considering moving their money abroad. Buoyed by a growing movement toward retiring in foreign cities, more and […]

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Low Interest Rates and the Pension Plan Crisis

In virtually all areas of both the public and private sectors, employee pension plans have become increasingly vulnerable, leaving those counting on pension benefits to face an uncertain financial future. Now, a new culprit in the pension plan crisis is emerging – the low interest rates touted as a way to stimulate economic grown and […]

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Retirement “Myths” – Uncomfortable Truths

p>It’s the start of a new year, and consumer finance sites are coming out with the usual lists of myths and mistakes people make about retirement planning. While these lists vary in length listing five, seven or even ten or more items, the theme is the same: people nearing retirement age – or even far […]

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Investing Makes Sense at Any Age

For new college graduates and young professionals just starting their careers, the US employment picture is improving but still far from secure. Many new college graduates face increasing competition for jobs, with large numbers of professionals forced to settle for lower paying or part-time work outside their field – if they can get jobs at […]

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