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Retirees and Interest Rates

In our ongoing series of risks faced by retirees, we turn our attention to interest rate risk this time. Interest rate risk affects both the investments and the income of retirees. On the investment side, when interest rates rise, bond … Continue reading

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When To Start Taking Social Security

For all retirees, one decision you have to make is when to start your Social Security (SS) retirement benefits. You would think that would be pretty basic, but we do have the federal government involved here. Here are some of … Continue reading

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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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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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Finance Friday: Move Over Frankenstorm; the Real Perfect Storm Is Headed for Your Retirement.

Hurricane Sandy really created havoc in the northeast, in spite of the best efforts of many people, government agencies, weather forecasters and others. Can you imagine how bad this storm could have been say 50 years ago, before we had … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: $100/Month Today = $200/Month of Income at Retirement

Sometimes it’s hard to envision how much, if any, saving an extra $50 or $100 regularly for retirement really benefits you. So to help motivate you to save more and save often, here’s a simple illustration showing about a 2:1 … Continue reading

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