Articles tagged in retirement

06.13.11

Your Retirement Checklist

Erik Chang

As the baby boomers reach retirement age, many find themselves unprepared for the changes that lie ahead. Planning for the future doesn’t need to be overwhelming. If you are nearing retirement age (or want to start planning ahead), here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for and plan your retirement. Make a Will As you

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06.02.11

Savings in America

Stan Reybern

We all know that we’re supposed to save. You have to save for retirement, emergencies, college, large purchases, etc. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone is saving or knows how much they should be saving. During the peak of the housing bubble, the savings rate for Americans dropped to an all time low of .9% – meaning we were saving

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02.28.11

Could You Live on $190 a Month?

Samantha Eckles

Many Americans have no reason to look forward to retirement since the Social Security benefits would be less than enough to live on. Continuing to work seems to be the only option for most people, while only few prepare a nest egg via investments and savings. If you are unsure about your retirement take a look at the numbers below

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04.08.10

The Retirement Disaster in America

Jonathan Rivers

Many Americans in real trouble when it is time to retire because they have insufficient savings to carry them through old age. Even those that have retirement accounts at work could be in for a rude awakening when they reach retirement age because billions of dollars in retirement funds that companies owe to workers has not been put aside for them.

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10.08.09

Men vs. Women: Financial Planning

Jonathan Rivers

Statistics show that men and women handle money differently. While there are exceptions to every rule, men generally are better prepared for retirement, are more willing to put money into savings, pay off credit card balances in full and are more educated about investing. Men are also more prepared for unemployment, which is fortunate because there are more unemployed men than women in the U.S.

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09.14.09

Lessons I’ve Learned As A Long Time Investor

Silicon Valley Blogger

This guest post is brought to you by the Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life, a dame who enjoys the stock market, personal finance and of course, blogging! When I first started investing, I was young and naive and did not have much of an investing plan. But I made a commitment to become a better investor. While it

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