Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reality Check: Making the Transition to Retirement

Many working Americans expect to work, at least to some degree, in retirement. That’s one conclusion from a recent Aegon global survey of working and retired individuals. In that survey, over 70% of current American workers expect to continue working … Continue reading

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Why the Mix Matters: A Short, Simple Investment Quiz

When you think about adding a new mutual fund to your investment mix in say your retirement account, do you just look at the new fund’s performance numbers? If so, you’re making a mistake! Watch and see why. It’s the … Continue reading

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Deciding When to Retire

Remember being a high school kid and trying to decide whether to go to college, and if yes, then which college? Or at the end of college, trying to decide what job to take (or struggling to find one)? Up … Continue reading

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Run for Your Life (Literally)!

A recent study from Denmark shows that jogging between 1-2 hours per week, at a slow pace, can add 5-6 years to your life expectancy. If you decide to go this route, be sure to get some high-quality running shoes. … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Lifetime Retirement Income

One of the main risks retirees face is the possibility of outliving their retirement resources. One way to address this problem is by creating lifetime retirement income, typically in one of three ways: Social Security, an immediate annuity, or a … Continue reading

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Small Savings Now = Big Payoffs Later

Kirsten is 25, recently graduated from college, recently married, and ready to embark on a working career that will span 40 or so years. She also has this habit of drinking a certain brand of pop (name withheld to protect … Continue reading

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