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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


Financial Resolutions for 2015

Do you know what the top five New Year’s resolutions are? Lose Weight Volunteer Quit Smoking Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Number six is Save Money. Taking these actions will pay dividends and benefit your financial resolutions for 2015. Get clear goals and budget accordingly. Set specific, measurable and achievable goals and create  Click to Continue


Ten Best Places to Retire Overseas

Dreaming of retiring overseas? That’s right, say goodbye to the 9-5 job, sell your possessions and immerse yourself in a new culture and language.  Check out these retirement havens. They are the top ten best places to retire overseas in 2014. Algarve, Portugal – Atlantic coastal region, safe, beautiful beaches, medieval towns, great weather, low  Click to Continue


How to Become a Senior Vagabond

Yes, please. Send my Social Security check to this address in Greece or France or Ireland or Spain. About 360,000 Americans received Social Security benefits at foreign addresses in 2013. That’s 48 percent more than 10 years earlier. They call themselves “Senior Gypsies” and “American Bedouins”. Baby Boomer retirees are changing the way they think  Click to Continue


5 Steps to an Early Retirement

Wouldn’t you like to retire early? Of course you would! The thought of retiring from an 8-5 job and being in charge of your own financial destiny before “retirement” age is a dream that can become a reality if you have an action plan. Although there is no perfect, one size fits all formula, following  Click to Continue


3 Retirement Plan Essentials

Are you ready to start coasting into retirement? You’ve accumulated some savings, you’re ready to begin Social Security and live the good life. Sounds simple, right? In reality, tax legislation, Social Security laws, contribution limits, type of retirement account and expensive medical care make a seemingly simple process, much more complicated. The Lincoln Financial Group conducted a  Click to Continue