Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bridging the Gap in Retirement

Nowadays, many retirees (or soon to be retirees) want to work to some degree in their retirement years. These so-called “bridge jobs” can serve many purposes, such as the need for income, the social aspects of a workplace, or perhaps … Continue reading

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Retirees and Risky Business

To continue our series on different types of risks faced by today’s retirees, we need to also spend some time talking about “business risk.” In our context, business risk simply means that a company you rely on for some form … Continue reading

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Losing a Spouse While in Retirement

In our ongoing series on retirement risks and challenges, married retirees must also deal with handling the loss of a spouse. From a personal standpoint, the death of a lifelong partner is a major loss psychologically and emotionally to the … Continue reading

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Fighting Inflation in Retirement

Last week we talked about longevity risk, which for retirees basically means outliving your money. Another risk that quietly creeps in during the retirement years is inflation. You may also hear this called “purchasing power risk,” and it essentially means … Continue reading

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