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This retirement planning gap is ‘hidden in plain sight,’ Harvard professor says

For many people, retirement planning is all about money: how to invest, how much to save, when to claim Social Security, how to best withdraw from accounts. Finances in retirement are an acute fear. ...
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Social Security 2025 COLA Update as Seniors Get Grim News

n expert has predicted a drop in the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits in 2025. Mary Johnson, an independent Social Security and Medicare analyst, has said ...
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9 Moves for Retirement Planning to Make Now If You’re Worried About the Economy

Planning for retirement can be challenging. It’s hard to know exactly how much you’ll need to set aside and, perhaps more importantly, to save enough in the first ...
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The Stunning Problem With The 4% Retirement Income Rule In One Chart

Are you in the “retirement bubble”? The retirement bubble is the few years leading up to retirement and the first few years in retirement when your retirement nest ...
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MONEYWATCH Planning on retiring at 65? Most Americans retire far earlier — and not by choice

The median retirement age for Americans is actually 62, meaning that the typical worker is stepping back from their career three years earlier than expected, according to new research ...
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BlackRock unveils its answer to the looming retirement crisis

The asset management giant announced Wednesday that it has launched a new retirement income solution, LifePath Paycheck, now accessible within defined contribution plans. This innovative approach, which combines a ...
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The 4% Retirement Rule Is Just a Starting Point

Ivanna Hampton: New retirees could kick off their golden years with a familiar number, 4%. A trio of Morningstar researchers analyzed starting safe withdrawal rates from an investment ...
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Americans have poor understanding of retirement income planning

Most respondents to a new study by the American College of Financial Services had a poor understanding of how to plan for the finances they will need in retirement. Results ...
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A New Bill Aims to Fix Social Security by Eliminating Taxes on Benefits

Asmall group of lawmakers wants to eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits as part of a proposal they claim could help fund the flagging program. Rep. Angie Craig, ...
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How a Fixed Index Annuity Can Manage Retirement Income Risks

Good retirement income planning involves adjusting to circumstances and evaluating innovative products. Consider an FIA to manage downside risk. Just like other types of annuities, you purchase an FIA ...
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