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Rules of Retirement to Consider

Rules of Retirement to Consider

We’ve followed rules our whole lives. Whether it was listening to your teacher when they instructed you to raise your hand before speaking, your parents rule of looking both ways before you cross the street or being taught to stop at a red light when you finally learn how to drive, rules are everywhere. But,…

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Prepare for Retirement Surprises

Prepare for Retirement Surprises

Some people love surprises and some people hate them, but one thing’s for sure, retirement will be filled with them. You spent the past 35 or more years working full time in an office, getting used to the routine of a 9-to-5. However, a lot will change once you leave your job behind and enter…

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Protect Yourself from Social Security Fraud

Protect Yourself from Social Security Fraud

Recently, the Social Security Administration announced that they are taking action in an attempt to crack down on Social Security fraud. With the biggest Social Security day of the year, October 11, fast approaching, where Social Security beneficiaries find out how much, if any, of a “raise” they are going to get for the year.…

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Why is Estate Planning so Crucial?

Why is Estate Planning so Crucial?

Why is Estate Planning so Crucial? It may be hard to think about life after you’re gone. It’s not generally something that we like to talk about or even think about, but it is important to be prepared for. Although these are tough conversations, there is a lot of reasons why estate planning is so…

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Catching a Retirement Curveball

Catching a Retirement Curveball

As I’m sure we have all learned by now, life is unpredictable. Life throws you curveballs, and sometimes those curveballs might affect your retirement plans. But, by staying ahead of the game and being prepared, you can help to secure your retirement plans no matter what life throws your way. Catching a retirement curveball starts…

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Finance Your Retirement Goals

Finance Your Retirement Goals

As we get older, we start to think (and potentially worry) more and more about where our retirement income will come from. After you leave your job and begin on the journey of retirement, you will rely heavily on guaranteed sources of income. For most people, they assume this will be mainly collecting Social Security.…

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Things to Love About Retirement

Things to Love About Retirement

There’s a lot of things to love about working. You can love your job, your coworkers, and even the daily routine that a standard 9-to-5 job offers. The feeling of work is safe for most people. After over 35 years, you most likely know what you’re doing and you’re probably very good at it. For…

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Use Proper Planning to Help Determine Your Retirement Budget

The age-old question remains, what percent of your salary do you really need for retirement? Will you need 60% or 90%? Most people think that a reasonable number for retirement is around 70% of their salary. However, the reason people think that this number sounds right, is because it’s the most common guess that people…

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Start Your Retirement Off on the Right Foot

Start Your Retirement Off on the Right Foot

Retirement planning can be stressful because there are a lot of things to keep track of. One of the steps that often gets overlooked is announcing to your employer that you are going to retire. This may require writing a letter to explain your plans and goals for the future, while also choosing a date…

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Should You Make a Retirement Move?

Some people dream about retiring and jetting off to a tropical location to start a new life. In reality, the majority of people when asked if they want to stay in their house once they retire, say yes. According to an AARP Report, 87% of people aged 65 or older think the best plan of…

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