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Retirement Advice From Around the Web

A look at advice from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about making your money last in retirement.

One of the most popular features on is our retiree tax map. It shows which states are more tax-friendly for retirees -- and which are less tax-friendly. When you're living on a fixed income in retirement, taxes are an important consideration. After all, the more you hand over to the government, the less you'll have left to spend. Of course, there are factors other than taxes that can affect how much money you'll have in retirement. Here's a roundup of advice from personal finance bloggers on stretching your retirement dollars:

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4 Types of Retirement: Which Will You Choose? [Consumerism Commentary]
"Independent retirement is the ultimate financial goal. It is the only option that offers the freedom to explore without fear of financial obstacles. Will you be able to reach this level of retirement in your lifetime?"

Jobless Boomers: How They Survive [Squared Away]
"Many unemployed boomers who are old enough to file for their Social Security benefits feel they’re being forced to do so before they had intended, sacrificing a bigger check if they could just delay filing for a few more years."

Can You Afford an International Retirement? [Five Cent Nickel]
"Options like Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Belize, Nicaragua and Uruguay offer a good quality of life, for less."


The Dark Side of Early Retirement [Financial Samurai]
"Early retirees will croon about how great their lifestyles are. I’m sure, in some ways they are spot on. But notice how they seldom write about the hardships they face."

The Three Best Retirement Calculators [Can I Retire Yet?]
"Free retirement calculators are plentiful on the web. These are three of the best, in my opinion. Try them. Try more than one. But use them all with caution!"