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Retirees and Legislation Changes

In our ongoing series on risks faced by a retiree, this time I want to talk about “legislative risk.” (I suppose if you wanted to be more cynical, you could call it “political risk,” but I digress.) Legislative risk describes … 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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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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Retirees Can Avoid Running Out of Money

Retirees face a wide variety of risks during the “golden years.” One of the biggest challenges is making sure you don’t outlive your money (also known as “longevity risk”). If we knew in advance when we were going to die, … Continue reading

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Mulligan? How to undo a Social Security claiming decision – InvestmentNews

Mulligan? How to undo a Social Security claiming decision – InvestmentNews. Here’s an interesting article on un-doing an unwise early claiming decision for Social Security. The approach is certainly not for everyone, but in the right circumstances it could be … Continue reading

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