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Saving for Retirement on Your Own

No pension? No retirement plan? You are not alone. Only half of American workers have a pension or retirement plan as part of their company or union. Here’s the good news: you can start saving for retirement on your own. If you are one of the 77 million American workers without a company retirement plan,  Click to Continue

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Social Security Snafus

Attention all Baby Boomers who plan to defer benefits! Larry Kotlikoff and Phil Moeller, authors of, “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security” are big supporters in delaying benefits where possible and through their readers have discovered some Social Security snafus. It seems that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is denying  Click to Continue

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How Does Divorce after 50 Affect Retirement?

Divorce at any age causes a ripple effect. Family, friends and finances are certainly affected, but divorce near retirement comes with distinctive financial consequences. Today, one out of four divorces is a couple over age 50. These couples usually have more assets, more retirement accounts, more estate planning issues, possibly more debt. What they have  Click to Continue

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Social Security Snafus

Were you aware that there are over 8,000 ways a married couple can file for social security benefits? It can be a challenge to understand because it is complicated. Sixty percent of American households rely on social security for more than 3/4ths of their income. The goal, no matter what your retirement income is, would  Click to Continue

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