Monthly Archives: October 2011

What NOT To Do in Retirement

While everyone’s definition of an enjoyable, fulfilling retirement may vary, there are no doubt some common situations that we can all agree are better avoided if possible. Here’s a short list of problems to avoid and how you can overcome … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: High School Math to the Rescue for Our Retirement Accounts

Think back to your high school math days. Inevitably, some student at some point in a math class (usually algebra) asks, “Are we ever gonna use this stuff in real life?” Good math teachers pounced on that one to present … Continue reading

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Women Who Walk Lower Their Stroke Risk

A 2010 study of older women (average age 54) in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association found that simply going for a walk reduced their chances of a stroke by 25% or more. Women in the study walked for … Continue reading

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How NOT to Save for Retirement

A report by the Employee Benefits Research Institute provides a startling example of how NOT to save for retirement. The study, released in November 2010, examines various aspects of 401(k) account balances. A 401(k) plan typically allow both an employer … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: 1-Hour Beer Bread

Here’s a simple, fast recipe for making beer bread (yummy!). All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so enjoy a light-hearted version of Finance Friday.

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Living to 100

One in 6,000: those are your odds of living to age 100 in the U.S. If you are female though, your odds are much better. 85% of centenarians are women, while only 15% are men. According to the New England … Continue reading

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73 Is the New 65

Based on a recent study from the Nyhart consulting group in Indianapolis, 73 is the new 65. Whereas we typically think of 65 as a common retirement age, 401k savers studied in this report won’t be able to afford to … Continue reading

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