Category Archives: Retirement Planning

A “Tail” of Two Kitties

April 2nd is National Employee Benefits Day and this year’s focus for the IFEPB is to increase awareness of the retirement crisis. Continue reading

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What Obama’s Budget Proposals Could Mean For Your Retirement

While it is unlikely that these provisions will be enacted anytime soon, it does raise the specter of possible changes in the future so it’s important to understand the short and long term ramifications for you and your retirement plans if they ever do come to pass. Continue reading

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Retiring Within the Next 10 Years? 10 Things to Do Now

So for all the moms and dads out there looking to retire in the near future without sons or daughters that are financial planners, here are some of the most important action steps you can take now to prepare for retirement: Continue reading

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Retirement Saving Benchmarks for All Ages

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some type of scoreboard in our financial lives to help us track our progress when it comes to saving for retirement? Continue reading

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Lessons From Having the Flu and Pneumonia

With a few relatively easy to manage steps, you can begin to demystify the whole concept of how to take care of the cost of healthcare during your remaining working years as well as during retirement. Continue reading

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How to Avoid a 50% Mistake

Required minimum distributions, or RMDs for short, are the IRS’s way of making sure income taxes are paid on tax-deferred money. Continue reading

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Retirement Saving Strategies: Going Beyond Your 401(k)

While the primary focus during the accumulation stage of the retirement planning process is on 401(k) plans and other employer-sponsored plans, there are still other tax advantaged ways to build your retirement nest egg Continue reading

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Lessons From Detroit

You can control your personal economy to a large degree and if you take two simple steps (save more and spend less) every day, you will position yourself to have any bad news in your financial life impact you far less than it otherwise could. Continue reading

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In Defense of the 401(k)

I confess that the 401(k) is not the Holy Grail when it comes to saving for retirement, but compared to the alternatives, it’s perhaps the best system we’ve got. Continue reading

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Automatic Enrollment Does NOT Mean Automatic Retirement

If you or someone you know has recently been automatically enrolled into their 401(k) plan, here are two things you should do to improve your chances of a comfortable retirement: Continue reading

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