Retirement

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Define Your Retirement

    Define your retirement and anticipate, how much annual income you may need to support the lifestyle you want.
  4. 12 Questions To Ask Before You Retire—Or Move

    Retirement will feel like the first time we have complete control over what we do and where we live, but making choices could ...
  5. Investing With Purpose: Target Date Funds

    Saving for retirement with a target date fund gives you a straightforward goal: retirement income that will last as long ...
  6. How Advisors Can Protect Inherited IRAs

    A new Supreme Court ruling has some financial advisors rushing to set up trusts to help protect inherited IRAs. Is that necessary?
  7. Keeping More Of Your ETF Capital Gains And Income

    How can you keep more of what you make or made when you retire? Minimize the taxes from short-term trades and taxable interest ...
  8. How To Avoid Retirement Sticker Shock

    Sticker shock, the realization that the cost of an item exceeds your ability to pay, is not the feeling you want to have ...
  9. The Most Common Roth IRA Investments

    What types of investments are most likely to be found in a Roth IRA (and why)?
  10. What's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner?

    Seeking professional advice from a financial advisor may involve asking for financial help from a certified financial planner, ...
  11. How do Social Security benefits for widows or widowers work?

    Understand the basics of survivor's benefits for spouses of deceased workers, when you can begin collecting and how your ...
  12. What are the main differences between Social Security Benefits & Social Security ...

    Read this article to learn about the differences between SSDI and SSI benefits, including qualifications, program funding, ...
  13. What are the best ways to plan for retirement?

    Learn the basic steps to creating a solid retirement plan that can support you and your family, and find out how to manage ...
  14. How can I consolidate my unsecured debt?

    Discover some of the different ways that you can combine your present unsecured debts into a consolidation loan -- even by ...
  15. What are Social Security Credits for and how can I earn them?

    Understand the basics of the Social Security credit system, how credits are earned and how many credits are required to be ...
  16. How do Pay As You Go pension plans work?

    Learn how pay-as-you-go pension plans are different than fully funded pension plans and why some government plans are running ...
  17. How does my spousal Social Security benefit work?

    Understand the basics of spousal Social Security benefits, when you are eligible to apply, and how your age and employment ...
  18. How do Social Security survivor benefits work?

    Understand the basics of survivor's Social Security benefits, when you can apply, and how your age and relationship to the ...
  19. Who is eligible for a Teacher Retirement?

    Learn about the retirement option, the Teacher Retirement System, offered to teachers and other public school employees, ...
  20. What are the main benefits of a Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA)?

    Read about the main benefits you can realize from transferring your Canadian pension funds into a Locked-in Retirement Account, ...
  21. How do I know what Social Security benefits I am eligible for?

    Learn what tools to use to find out which Social Security benefit programs you are eligible for and the basic requirements ...
  22. What are the Social Security tax caps?

    Learn how the Social Security tax cap works, what percentage of income is deducted for Social Security taxes and the history ...
  23. How can I receive my Social Security benefits if I want to retire outside the U.S?

    Understand the requirements for receiving Social Security benefits while living outside the United States and how citizenship ...
  24. When am I eligible to receive Social Security benefits?

    Understand when you are eligible to begin collecting Social Security retirement benefits and how retiring at different ages ...
  25. How is the Social Security trust fund invested?

    Read about how the Social Security trust fund is set up, paid into, borrowed from and invested by the U.S. government and ...
  26. Medigap Insurance: Who Needs It?

    You already have Medicare. Why would you need to spend more money on Medigap? Here's why.
  27. Asset Protection Trusts: Help For Seniors

    How to use an irrevocable trust to qualify a senior for Medicaid and still preserve a portion of assets to support a spouse ...
  28. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  29. Roth IRAs: Investing And Trading Do’s And Don’ts

    Just what can you invest in in a Roth IRA? And what constitutes a prohibited transaction?
  30. How Does A Reverse Mortgage Work?

    The basics of getting a reverse mortgage, with detailed information on how to qualify and what to watch out for.
  31. Why Retirement Income Now Costs More

    The cost of future lifetime retirement income has outpaced increases in retirement savings balances. That’s left many pre-retirees ...
  32. 5 Key Factors Your Financial Plan May Not Address

    When the size of your IRAs and 401(K)s inputs a bunch of figures, out comes the verdict, and either: You're guilty of not ...
  33. The Right Place To Retire

    Before my husband and I got married, we made sure to be on the same page about values and children, but we didn’t discuss ...
  34. Closing In On Retirement? Read These Tips

    If you're within 10 years of retiring, you and your financial planner should heed these essential tips.
  35. The Top Reasons Behind The U.S. National Debt

    National debt, as with a business, is basically the difference between receipts and expenses--but in the U.S., the latter ...
  36. Self-Directed IRA: The Right Move For You?

    How to benefit from the self-directed IRA's increased investment opportunities – and avoid the scams.
  37. 9 Reasons You May Never Retire

    As we face more years on this planet, the quality of that life becomes more important, and so you will need more gold to ...
  38. Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Although having a child is an exciting and exhilarating experience, it is very easy to lose track of finance or make unwise ...
  39. The 5 Countries With The Best Retirement Plans

    Which 5 Countries offer the best retirement plans to their citizens? They're not all in Europe.
  40. Is it possible to collect spousal Social Security benefits before I collect my own?

    Learn if it is possible to collect spousal Social Security benefits before you collect your own. The "file and suspend" method ...
  41. How do I track my pending application for Social Security benefits?

    Understand the simplest way to follow up on your Social Security benefits application and the basics of eligibility and payment ...
  42. What are the main differences between a systematic investment plan (SIP) and mutual ...

    Reduce your average cost per share on mutual fund investments using the dollar-cost averaging strategy by way of a systematic ...
  43. How much of my income goes to Social Security taxes?

    Discover how much of your income goes to social security tax: what the rate is, what the limits are and what types of income ...
  44. What are the main differences between a provident fund and a pension fund?

    Learn about some of the primary differences between the benefits of provident funds and pension funds, two types of retirement ...
  45. Is a Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA) protected from creditors?

    Learn about how Canadian registered pension and retirement plans are protected from creditors under federal and provincial ...
  46. How can I change my name on my Social Security card?

    Learn what documents are needed to change your name on your Social Security card whether you are a natural-born or foreign ...
  47. Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

    Paying Social Security contributions continues even past reaching full retirement age, but that can increase future Social ...
  48. Are Social Security benefits affected by unemployment benefits?

    Find out if Social Security benefits are affected by unemployment benefits, and if so, how much this benefit can be reduced ...
  49. How do I apply for Social Security retirement benefits?

    Understand the process of applying for Social Security benefits, the kinds of information and documentation you need, and ...
  50. What are the benefits and advantages of the Teacher Retirement System?

    Learn about some of the primary benefits of a teacher retirement system and what similarities it has with other types of ...
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