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What to do With Your Money Now

Millions of Americans each year are entering into a dramatically different phase of their financial lives. As they transition from full-time work into retirement, they are moving from “accumulation” – building wealth through savings in their working years – to “distribution,” drawing on savings for income they can rely on for the rest of their […]

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The Truth About Your Social Security Retirement Benefits Part 2

Social Security Retirement Benefits are critical to retirement income planning, in fact, when to elect Social Security may be the most important decision of your retirement. This one decision can impact your retirement by tens of thousands of dollars! Read Part 1 of The Truth About Your Social Security Retirement Benefits Social Security Retirement Benefits […]

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The Truth About Your Social Security Retirement Benefits Part 1

Social Security Retirement Benefits are critical to retirement income planning, in fact, when to elect Social Security may be the most important decision of your retirement. This one decision can impact your retirement by tens of thousands of dollars! Social Security is always a hot button topic during the political campaigns, and for good reason. […]

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Is Not Retiring a Viable Retirement Strategy?

The current economic climate has forced many people to face the fact they are not prepared for retirement. In a recent Harris poll sponsored by Transamerica, 39% of respondents said they planned to work until they were 70 or planned to not retire at all. Lack of finances was the number one reason people stated […]

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Investing Retirement Income

Most of the information about investing is focused on how to save money for retirement. There is less information about what to do once you get to retirement. What do you do with your money? How do you plan for a future that may last thirty or even forty years? Once you retire, the challenge […]

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Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

As the first of seventy plus million baby boomers reach retirement age, the Social Security Administration is gearing up for an onslaught of new social security applications. Not only can you apply for Social Security benefits online, but the agency has a brand new ad campaign featuring Patty Duke and George Takei from Star Trek […]

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Entrepreneurship as a Guide to Retirement Income

As I’ve watched clients, family and friends face a new retirement landscape, I think starting a business is a viable option for many. It can provide extra retirement income, and who doesn’t need that in today’s world. It also can take a pastime to a new level, provide challenge, meaning and a way to stay […]

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The Truth About Social Security Benefits

There has been much written in the blogosphere about AARP and Social Security recently. We won’t rehash what was and was not written. Social Security evokes a lot of emotion. There is also misunderstanding about what Social Security is and what it is not. While you paid into the system, you may not know the […]

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Baby Boomers Increase Entrepreneurial Activity

We were very interested to learn that in the US today, baby-boomers prove to be more entrepreneurial than younger generations. Generally we believe that the risky economic behavior associated with starting your own business is the province of the young. Yet, over the past decade, the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to those from […]

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Protect Your Retirement through Diversification

Diversification is a common practice among those who invest in stocks. This is because stocks are a high-risk, high-reward investment and people can protect themselves better against the risk by diversifying their investments. The same strategy can, and should, be applied to investing in your retirement. Protecting your retirement nest egg should be one of […]

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