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6 Downsides of Downsizing for Retirement

You will likely save a little on housing costs by downsizing. Our tax bills and our heating bills are lower. When we disposed of our old stuff, which involved selling ...
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Home Personal Finance Spending & Saving Americans’ financial optimism hits 16-year high — despite reasons to feel otherwise

Whatever we actually feel, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic: The unemployment rate is hovering around 4%, tappable home equity hit a record high recently, and ...
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You’re in your middle years? Here’s why you probably need to buy life insurance

Once you’ve reached your middle years, it’s time to stop thinking your employer-sponsored life insurance is all you need. Those group plans are usually designed to cover burial ...
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IRS loosens rules for retirement plans to lend money to Hurricane Harvey victims

The Internal Revenue Service granted additional relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday by making it easier for 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored retirement plans to give loans ...
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Where you put your savings in your 20s could make a difference of as much as $3 million by retirement

If you want to finish rich, there’s a crucial piece of advice you’d be foolish to ignore: invest in the stock market. Sure, it’s impossible to guarantee big ...
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New reality of retirement income

The world of work is changing, and many aspects of the provision of retirement income must change with it. This is one of the key messages to come ...
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How Millennials Are Building Better 401(k) Accounts Than Older Workers

Millennials lag older workers in certain key measurements of 401(k) account usage. For one, only 59.4% of millennials have an account vs. 63.6% of Gen Xers and 66.1% ...
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How to save for retirement without going broke

It can be tempting to put retirement on the back burner. Between fixed monthly costs, student loans and other savings goals such as a home or car, it ...
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The Two-Sided Strategy for Retirement

The lure of the stock market, when it comes to retirement, is the larger potential return it offers compared to other types of investments. Unfortunately, that potential big ...
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Clueless About Retirement: Americans Fail Retirement Income Quiz

Sponsored by American College Of Financial Services. The new RICP® Retirement Income Literacy Survey from The American College New York Life Center for Retirement Income quizzed more than ...
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