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  1. Reverse Mortgages: How To Find A Good One

    Finding a reverse mortgage generally means using a lender that specializes in them. Here's how to find a reputable one.
  2. Are You Investing With A Purpose?

    We all appreciate having a wide variety of investing choices, but a random collection of investments does not make an investing ...
  3. Life Insurance: How Much Does Age Raise Your Rate?

    If you need life insurance, try to get it before your next birthday. Here's why.
  4. Healthcare: What Are You Really Paying For?

    Long-term care costs rise fast and long-term care providers bundle services together, making it tougher for families to understand ...
  5. 4 Myths You Don’t Know About Medicare

    Here are four common misconceptions about Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance program for people who are ...
  6. Strategies To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement indexes are designed to estimate how much an investor would need to have saved today to generate annual income ...
  7. Tapping Retirement Funds Early – Without A Penalty

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  8. Are You An Investor Seeking For More Income?

    For income-seeking investors, it's hard to turn down a double-digit dividend yield like that of Prospect Capital Corporation ...
  9. Why Auto-Enrollment Will Save Your Retirement

    Savers need all the help they can get, even if it amounts to an offer they can't refuse. That's why the biggest improvement ...
  10. Retirement Planning Essentials for Your Clients

    You may have heard these retirement planning tips before, but has your client actually put them into action yet?
  11. This Investment Strategy Could Be Your key To Success

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  12. Before You Visit Your Tax Preparer: Do This

    The earlier you start preparing your tax records and documents, the more likely you are to have a smooth tax return experience ...
  13. Estate Planning Tips for Financial Advisors

    Estate planning is not a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. Here are some tips for you and your clients.
  14. Be An Expat The Easy Way: Relocation Services!

    A good relocation service can greatly ease the stress of moving abroad. Here's what to make sure it does – and what you need ...
  15. 10 Tax Benefits For The Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  16. Greedy on the Dollar? See This Leveraged ETN

    There are several ways to play the rise in the U.S. Dollar, and the UUPT ETN is definitely one way to consider playing it. ...
  17. Is This the Best Advice You Can Give Your Clients?

    For all the specialized advice you could give your financial advisory clients, this one, simple tip beats them all.
  18. What's The Tax Hit On An IRA Withdrawal?

    That depends on factors from the type of IRA you have to your age. Use this guide to plan ahead – and try not to withdraw ...
  19. Retirement Investing with BlackRock's CoRI Funds

    A look at BlackRock’s CoRI Funds as a retirement investment option.
  20. Save Now To Retire Earlier - Or Just Work Longer?

    Working longer might seem a solution, but job and health risks make it an unreliable option. Compound interest, though, means ...
  21. Retire in the Caribbean: Top Islands For Expats

    Palm trees, turquoise waters, white-sand beaches – but which Caribbean island is best for retirement? Here's what we learned.
  22. Retiring In Mexico? The 5 Top Cities

    If retiring in Mexico is on your bucket list, check out these cities and regions for a range of cultures and climates.
  23. How Much Should Retirees Withdraw From Accounts?

    Figuring out how much to withdraw from a retirement account every year can be a tough task. Here's help for both the saver ...
  24. How Cheap Is Retiring In Mexico?

    A comfortable life in Mexico can be remarkably affordable. Here's what you can expect to pay.
  25. Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Healthcare often is the highest cost during retirement. Here's how to plan for and possibly buck that trend.
  26. Retiring In the Philippines? Try These Top Cities

    Four cities in different regions of the Philippines that offer a range of activities and settings, along with good healthcare ...
  27. Read This Before You Retire In The Philippines

    The Philippines has a warm climate, a low cost of living and plenty of people who speak English. What to do next if you think ...
  28. 4 Steps to a Happy Retirement

    These basic retirement planning tips are essential for both savers and their financial advisors.
  29. Just Retired? No Better Time for a Second Career

    After working for decades and reaching retirement age, what's next? A second career, of course. Here's why and how.
  30. When Your Client's Retirement is Around the Corner

    With thousands of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day, here's a guide as to how financial advisors should approach ...
  31. A New Wake-up Call for Savers

    Recent findings from an index that measures how many people who are at risk of not being able to maintain their current standard ...
  32. Retirement Bliss? Not So fast: When Savings Lag

    Most people aren't saving enough for retirement. Here are some tips savers and financial advisors can use to change that.
  33. Multiple Accounts? Here's How to Calculate RMDs

    Ever wondered about how to calculate required minimum distributions on multiple accounts? Here's a quick primer.
  34. Tips for The Reality of a Working Retirement

    Working during retirement probably doesn’t sound appealing but there are options on how to go about it.
  35. CITs in 401(k)s: What You Need to Know

    What you need to know about collective investment trusts offered in 401(k) plans.
  36. Why Widows Leave Their Advisors

    Many women leave their financial advisors in the wake of their spouse's death. Here's why and what advisors can do about ...
  37. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  38. Monthly Pension Or Lump-Sum: Which Is Better?

    When a client is faced with the choice of a monthly pension or a lump-sum payment, which one is better? Here's a quick guide ...
  39. Financial Planning Tips And Resources For Veterans

    Veterans or all kinds have special needs when it comes to financial planning. Here are some tips as well as a comprehensive ...
  40. Is Miami The Right Retirement City For You?

    Miami has all the attractions of big-city life – plus the beaches – but how good a retirement destination is it really? Here ...
  41. Where Your Clients Should Retire (For Tax Reasons)

    Are your clients asking where they should retire? That's a tough call, but here we cover the tax angle.
  42. Should Your Retiring Clients Pay Off A Mortgage?

    Should your retiring clients pay off their mortgages? It's more complicated than 'yes' or 'no,' so here's a quick guide.
  43. Why Retirement Advice Is Better But Still Lacking

    With a multitude of resources available to savers and their advisers, you'd think that retirement planning would be a breeze. ...
  44. The 10 Best Cities in Florida For Retirees

    The Sunshine State offers plenty of options for retirement-aged adults seeking warm weather and a favorable cost of living.
  45. Retirement: How Much Should Clients Be Saving?

    5%? 10%? 15%? Which retirement savings rate is the right one? More is better, but too much isn't ideal. Here's a quick guide ...
  46. How To Get Clients To Save More For Retirement

    Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. Here are some tips for financial advisors who must convince them to change ...
  47. Immediate Annuities: What To Watch Out For

    Immediate annuities can provide substantially higher monthly payouts than other fixed-income instruments, but also have some ...
  48. Coming Soon: Private Equity In 401(k) Plans

    The day will soon come when private equity is commonly found among 401(k) plan investment options. Here's who's leading the ...
  49. How Financial Advisors Can Help Gun-Shy Investors

    How can financial advisors help investors who are still gun-shy from the losses their equity holdings suffered during the ...
  50. Should Clients Tap Into Savings To Pay Off Debt?

    It's tempting for savers to tap into their retirement savings to pay off debts; a study shows why that could be a disaster.
  51. What Are Your Financial Resolutions For 2015?

    The end of a year evokes the inclination to look back, reflect, and resolve to make positive changes, like getting the finances ...
  52. Who (Besides Retirees) Can Get Medicare?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  53. Alert! Last Chance To Max Out Your Retirement Plan

    The end of the year marks the last chance for savers to maximize contributions to their 401(k), 403(b) and other retirement ...
  54. What Are Your New Year’s Financial Habits?

    By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and ...
  55. Hot To Build An Investment Portfolio For Retirees?

    Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years.
  56. Is An Online Financial Advisor Right For You?

    Is an online adviser right for you? As with most questions in financial planning, the answer is 'it depends.' Here are a ...
  57. Taking Smaller And More Manageable Resolutions

    Something you can do for your savings and investing resolutions this year is to rely on tools already available at your workplace ...
  58. Social Security: To Delay Or Not To Delay?

    Should you delay taking your Social Security benefits? As with most things in the financial planning world the answer is: ...
  59. Do You Have An Investing Strategy?

    Get Rich Slowly found about the insights on investing from about 2,000 selected individuals by an online survey. Do they ...
  60. How Do Americans Keep Minimizing Their Net Worth?

    It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial ...
  61. Why You Should Start Investing Early?

    You need to be patient, diligent and perseverant to be successful at investing, but more importantly, you need to start early. ...
  62. The Top Places For Retiring in Italy

    You don't need to be a Gucci to afford to retire in Italy, but saving money means finding a less-traveled spot. Start by ...
  63. Planning Ahead for 2015's Tax Law Changes

    Increased 401(k) limits can help savers put away more money for retirement in 2015—but some new restrictions are coming for ...
  64. Tips For Managing Inflation In Retirement

    Even though inflation currently seems tame, it's still the worst enemy of retirees. Here are some tips to reduce its impact.
  65. How Social Security Will Change In 2015

    The average retiree’s check will rise by 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration says. And the ceiling on taxable ...
  66. Putting Your Retirement Eggs in Several Baskets

    When trying to reduce the volatility of one's investments, it's good to diversify by varying one's portfolio assets or doing ...
  67. 5 Crucial Tips For Your Retirement Income Planning

    Here are strategies to ensure that your assets have staying power, and that your wealth-making years provide enough funds ...
  68. Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid ...
  69. Ways To Cut 401(k) Expenses

    You might need to be vigilant and a bit creative to lower overall 401(k) expenses, but the payoff can be big. Here's a quick ...
  70. Tread Carefully With Retirement Plan Rollovers

    Compelled to rollover your retirement plan? Beware of bad advice, unsuitable options and 'toxic' tactics.
  71. Protect Your Nest Egg From A Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolio are better prepared ...
  72. Funds That Should Be On Every Investor’s Radar

    When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income ...
  73. Have You Considered A Mid-Life Career Change?

    The notion of retirement needs to be reinvented, because times have changed. The new model of living expectancy has changed ...
  74. Retiring In Europe? Check Out These Countries

    If retiring in Europe has always been your fantasy, you can make it a reality. Four countries that top the good-for-expats ...
  75. Retire? Me? Smart Strategies For Business Owners

    Retiring successfully if you're a small business owner requires both an exit strategy and a good retirement plan. Here's ...
  76. Time To Hire A Senior Move Manager?

    Watch for these signs that you or an elderly family member may need to downsize and move somewhere easier to manange. A senior ...
  77. A New Solution To Help Seniors Relocate

    As Americans age – and families try to cope – the new field of senior move managers helps seniors relocate to safer homes ...
  78. Required Minimum Distributions: A Reminder

    For many retirees with IRAs and other retirement plans, the end of the year means taking a minimum distribution. Here's what ...
  79. Teachers: Get Schooled On Your Retirement Strategies

    If you're a teacher, you have unique circumstances when it comes to planning for a successful retirement. It's important ...
  80. Freelancers Don't Have To Retire Broke

    Many freelancers worry, with good reason, that their retirement prospects are financially insecure. Plan early and you can ...
  81. Are Financial Worries Affecting Your Work?

    Financial worries can make employees less productive at work. As a result, the employee was no longer producing quality work ...
  82. Retiring In Spain: 5 Best Cities For Expats

    Retirees seeking a rich cultural mix, temperate climate, low living costs, good healthcare, beaches and even skiing will ...
  83. The 5 Top Rules Of Thumb For Retirement Savings

    Follow these 5 strategies and set yourself up for a sane and comfortable retirement. Starting early is best, but it's never ...
  84. Great (Affordable) Places For Retiring In France

    If that's always been your dream, there actually are affordable ways to retire in France. Some regions to explore and some ...
  85. The Smart Way To Use Life Insurance For Retirement

    Here's how to incorporate life insurance into a plan to ensure that you and your family have the smoothest possible transition ...
  86. Why Retiree Expats Adore Ecuador

    A delightful climate, World Heritage sites and a low cost of living are just some of the reasons to retire to Ecuador. Here's ...
  87. Work For The Government? Top Retirement Strategies

    Government employees don't receive Social Security and 401(k)s for their government work. Learn about these other tools to ...
  88. Don't Pick The Wrong Type Of Retirement Community

    The names sound similar – continuing care, assisted living – but retirement communities differ widely. How to tell them apart ...
  89. Self-Employed? Top Plans For Retirement Savings

    Here are 5 smart ways the self-employed can save for retirement. Some also work for your employees. But get financial advice ...
  90. The Best Way To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    If you're near retirement or already there, it's time to change your investment goals from growing assets to using them to ...
  91. Want To Know How To Save For Retirement?

    Understanding how to save for retirement does not have to be complicated. Here’s what you need to know about the tax-advantaged ...
  92. Could Being A Landlord Pay For Your Retirement?

    If you have the money to buy them and the energy to run them – or the funds to pay a good manager – rental properties can ...
  93. Smart Retirement Strategies Even Without A Pension

    Not every retirement plan is a pension. Know the difference and decide which options are best for you. Even without a pension, ...
  94. 8 Essential Tips For Retirement Saving

    Whether you're a saver or a financial advisor who want to give their clients a leg up, these 8 tips are essential for financial ...
  95. 'Donut Hole' Essentials For The Financial Advisor

    The Medicare Part D donut hole can confound the best of us. Here's what financial advisors and their clients should know.
  96. Tips To Beat Inflation For Near-Retireees

    How can investors close to retirement protect the purchasing power of their savings? Here are some tips for near-retirees ...
  97. How did 27,000 investors answer to these questions

    We asked more than 27,000 investors across 20 countries questions related to financial issues, from retirement to savings ...
  98. How Advisors Can Help Address Longevity Risk

    Financial advisors can help clients manage longevity risk with a variety of strategies and products. Here's a look.
  99. Inflation And Your Retirement

    When you're setting financial goals and saving for retirement, don't forget to factor in inflation. Here's how to fight back ...
  100. Savings Needed To Retire Abroad

    How much do you need to have saved for a comfortable retirement in another country? Here are figures for 5 popular expat ...
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