Financial Planning

Retirement Planning

The Surprising Power of Retiring Just a Little Later

Working an additional year beyond 66 provides 8% more annual income for 30 years. And the longer you delay retirement, the greater the effect.

Retirement Planning

This Rising Money Trend Could Help You Save More

The pattern that Americans show in saving money provides encouragement for people who don’t save enough.

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An Annuity Gains Appeal

Retirees are turning to deferred income annuities in droves to address concerns about market volatility and outliving their nest eggs.

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Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?

Many Americans are reluctant to tap into their retirement funds even when they can afford to, making their lives more miserly than they need to be.

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To Retire Successfully, Don’t Be Like These People

Making these financial mistakes could undermine your retirement.

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The Ideal Ages for Financial Milestones

What’s the right age for getting a car...buying a home...getting a credit card?

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Divorced? Find Out What It’ll Do to Your Retirement Nest Egg

If you've been divorced or are going through one now, your retirement may be a victim. Take these steps to protect your future.

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People Who Live Together Before Marriage Tend to Be Poorer

Couples who live together while delaying or opting out of marriage are more likely to have lower net worth and fewer assets.

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You’re Probably Not As Financially Savvy As You Think

Americans feel pretty darn good about their money knowledge—too bad they don’t actually know much.

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Don’t Be Confused About How Much Savings You Need for Retirement

Most people don’t know how much to save for a secure retirement. Don’t be one of those people.

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To Be a Smarter Spender or Saver, Talk to Your Money—That’s Right, Talk to Your Money

Money is one of our greatest sources of stress. You can easily become smarter with your money, and reduce stress, by talking to it. Here’s how.

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Baby Boomers Are Less Prepared for Retirement than Their Millennial Children Are

For many baby boomers, their know-it-all kids might just know a lot more than their parents do when it comes to retirement planning and finances.

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The Dangers of Not Planning for Retirement—and How to Avoid Them

Consider this a warning from the future: Looking back, these are people’s biggest financial regrets…and we tell you how you can avoid them.

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How Women Can Overcome the Retirement Wealth Gap

Women face a million-dollar wealth gap when it comes to retirement. Part of the reason—their attitudes toward investing. Here are solutions.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Retiring Early

Early retirement might be wonderful if you can afford it…but there are some very dangerous ways that many early retirees sabotage their own retirements.