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What is File and Suspend?

File and suspend is a Social Security strategy that was added in 2000 as part of the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act to help couples plan their retirements. It is sometimes referred to as “voluntary suspension’” or “claim and suspend”. File and suspend is a Social Security option that many married couples will find valuable. It  Click to Continue

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Social Security Options for Women

Options. Don’t you love options? Women, it appears that we have Social Security options to consider when it comes to claiming retirement benefits. Which option we choose can really make a difference in our benefits. Are you doing your homework? Here are some places to start: Social Security Officials AARP SSA.gov Financial Advisor Local Library  Click to Continue

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Secure Retirement Equals Savings

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income”. Those are wise remarks from George Foreman. A happy, secure retirement hinges upon your savings. So, if a secure retirement equals savings, how are yours doing? Here are seven measures you can take to increase your savings and thereby capturing your  Click to Continue

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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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Best Retirement Locations

Baby Boomers are ready to retire and many are planning to relocate.  Those searching for the best retirement locations should be considering these factors: Cost of living Taxes Health care Transportation Climate Feeling of Well-being Before you start packing check out these cities that made list of the best and worst cities to retire. WORST  Click to Continue

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Stay in a 401(k) or roll to an IRA?

Financial advisors are often asked this question by their clients who are leaving a company or retiring, “should I roll over my 401(k) to an IRA?” Peter Mallouk, president and chief investment officer of Creative Planning Inc., says given the opportunity of staying in a 401(k) or rolling to an IRA, they should roll it  Click to Continue

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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

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