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Top Six Dumb Retirement Mistakes

David Letterman retired from late-night television last week after 33 years and 6,028 shows. That’s a lot of entertainment! If you are familiar with the show, you’re aware that the 68 year old Letterman was well known for his “Top Ten Lists”.  This top six dumb retirement mistakes list is in honor of David Letterman. Thanks for  Click to Continue


How Savvy are You at Buying Health Insurance?

Looking for a new car? Shrewd shoppers know the routine. Internet research, consumer reports, test drive, back to the internet, price comparison, testimonial reviews, wheel and deal. Dishwasher needs replacing? Same routine. Planning that summertime vacation? Same. Health insurance? Apparently not so much.  According to the newest studies the majority of us are lacking in  Click to Continue


Study Reports Social Security’s Sad Shape

That Social security is in lousy shape, not a surprise. That its trust funds will be depleted by 2033, not optimistic. That new studies find that SSA’s forecasts have been consistently overstating the financial health of the program’s funds since 2000, well, that catches my attention. These Harvard and Dartmouth studies reveal that “these biases  Click to Continue


Want to Retire Quicker? Then Hang Out in TSA Security Lines…

There’s a good chance, especially if you carry change in your pockets, that you’re unintentionally leaving a cash tip for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport. Inadvertently leaving your change may not sound like a huge deal until you consider this 2013 report from the TSA. Travelers in their rush to get through security  Click to Continue


The Exposed Failure of the 401(k) System

Were you aware that the median 401(k) account in America is a pitiful $18,433? (according to the recent 401(k) report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute) Yep, about 40% of employees in America have less than 10,000 in their 401(k) today… And no, it isn’t because 40% of Americans have pensions… They simply just don’t  Click to Continue