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Need Social Security Information: Go Online First

It used to be that if you wanted social security information, you had to head towards your nearest SSI office. Not anymore. In an effort to meet the needs of the onslaught of retirement-age baby boomers, Social Security online services are improving. Do you want to find out what benefits you may be eligible? There […]

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Finances for Couples: Tips for Money Management

Financial disagreements are the greatest predictor of divorce in a couple. In fact, financial issues can put a greater strain on a relationship in retirement. Tips for money management and financial communication can be an important aspect of the retirement transition. If you haven’t already, create a household budget planner. Discuss the budget together and […]

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Retirement Activities with Finances

Not everyone has a passion for managing money and finances. But everyone should know what is coming in and going out. Everyone should have a plan for the future. This is all part of an estate plan. For some, finances, investing and managing money is fun. Whether it is a chore or a passion, it […]

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Have You Calculated Your Retirement Spending?

The financial industry has traditionally focused on retirement income to evaluate the probability of one not outliving their money. As the economy stalled with many baby boomers reach retirement age with less than an ideal retirement savings. The focus has shifted to calculating and controlling retirement spending. The first question is do you have a […]

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Solving Some Problems of Retirement

We read a piece in Market Watch about the state of retirees today and the problems they won’t tell us about. If Market Watch is correct, and we have no reason to doubt it, then we would like to share some of our solutions to these listed difficulties. Retirees are broke “According to the Census […]

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Financial Scams on the Elderly

Of course, we believe it won’t ever happen to us. We are not going to be a financial victim. Did you know that over 7.3 million Americans over 65 have been financial fraud victims? Financial scams on the elderly is a serious problem and will escalate as baby boomers reach retirement age. The incident with […]

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Add Value to Your Home

Whether you want to sell your home now, are planning for the future, there are a few ways to add value to your home. Paint. The easiest and possible cheapest way to improve the appearance of your home is through paint, both inside and out. If you’re planning on selling your home, colors should be […]

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Multigenerational Families Living Together Increase

The recession has resulted in multigenerational families living together. There isn’t a typical family living together, but here are some statistics that show the new face of the modern household. As you might imagine, the financial situation has been a huge contributor to multigenerational families living together. In 2000, there were only 20.9 million households […]

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Our 25th Year of Retirement by Age 62

At the age of 62, we are beginning our 25th year of financial independence. That is quite a feat! From the beaches on Nevis, West Indies, to the shores of Phuket, Thailand we have traveled extensively through these decades, and what a ride it’s been! Young and strong in those early years, we were willing […]

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Personal Finance In Retirement

Money is a large aspect of the retirement experience. No, it’s not everything. Understanding what you have and how to manage it is an important component of having a satisfying retirement. Your personal financial situation will determine often where you live and what you’re able to do. That’s not to say, you can’t have a […]

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