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Find a Great Place to Retire
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Find a Great Place to Retire

Our cities provide plenty of space to spread out without skimping on health care or other amenities.
July 2, 2020
Searching for the Perfect Place to Retire
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Searching for the Perfect Place to Retire

We home in on two places with less traffic and lower costs. 
July 2, 2020
Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced
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Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced

If you're recently divorced, add your tax situation to the long list of complications you need to deal with.
March 6, 2020
Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States
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Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States

Retirees, you’re already a bona-fide graduate of the school of hard knocks – your decades of full-time employment.
February 5, 2020
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How to Save $1 Million in Less Than 40 Years with a Roth
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How to Save $1 Million in Less Than 40 Years with a Roth

The annual limits for contributions for Roth IRAs aren't that big, so how can you turn them into such a large sum? Here's how.
December 31, 2018

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Best Investing Moves for Empty Nesters
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Best Investing Moves for Empty Nesters

Is it suddenly quiet around the house? Knuckle down and get those retirement funds topped up.
October 19, 2017
9 Great Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2016
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9 Great Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2016

After a bull-market run of nearly seven years, picking winning stocks in 2016 may be about choosing reliability over flash.
January 11, 2017
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The New Life Period Between Working and Retirement
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The New Life Period Between Working and Retirement

With better health and longer lives, we have a new opportunity to discover our selves and our world—if we can afford to do so.
December 15, 2016
Financial (and Emotional) Lessons from Dropping My Daughter Off at College for the First Time
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Financial (and Emotional) Lessons from Dropping My Daughter Off at College for the First Time

Opening a 529 plan early and contributing often helped ease the financial burden of my child's education and let me focus on the difficulty of sending…
August 29, 2016
Older Couples Face Money Battles
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Older Couples Face Money Battles

As retirement approaches, it's common for spouses to bicker more over money. But taking some simple steps can help defuse the tension.
April 27, 2016
The Surprising Costs of Downsizing Your Home
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The Surprising Costs of Downsizing Your Home

Fixing up a house to sell often means spending thousands of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
April 1, 2016
10 Great Places to Retire in 2015
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10 Great Places to Retire in 2015

We came up with 10 great spots from coast to coast so you can choose the one with the features you value most.
July 2, 2015
Does It Make Sense to Rent in Retirement?
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Does It Make Sense to Rent in Retirement?

Renting isn't right for all retirees, but it does offer flexibility and it frees up cash.
June 19, 2015
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Find Your Niche in a Retirement Enclave
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Find Your Niche in a Retirement Enclave

Whether you have an interest in the arts or RVs, you can find a retirement community that caters to like-minded people.
February 20, 2015
Many TurboTax Desktop Users Will Have to Pay More
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Many TurboTax Desktop Users Will Have to Pay More

Investors, the self-employed and others will need to upgrade—or find alternatives—to prepare their 2014 tax returns.
February 2, 2015
Tax Savings for Empty-Nesters
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Tax Savings for Empty-Nesters

Roll over an inherited 401(k), help your children earn a credit for retirement savings and rack up tax savings in the process.
January 7, 2015
9 More Tiny Homes You’ll Love
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9 More Tiny Homes You’ll Love

Imagine living in a home the size of a large SUV.
October 8, 2014
Retirees, Get a Jump-Start on Your 2014 Tax Bill
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Retirees, Get a Jump-Start on Your 2014 Tax Bill

By getting a head start on your 2014 tax planning, you’re likely to find many strategies to shave your payments to Uncle Sam.
July 11, 2014
The Pitfalls and Profits of Collecting Cars, Wine, Art
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The Pitfalls and Profits of Collecting Cars, Wine, Art

Four successful collectors tell us about the joys and difficulties—and the potential for financial gain.
June 30, 2014
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My Downsizing Adventure
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My Downsizing Adventure

You can learn a lot about your housing needs from a trial run at downsizing or by helping a friend navigate the downsizing experience.
March 3, 2014
Beware the Extra Costs of a Motor Home
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Beware the Extra Costs of a Motor Home

From fuel to off-season storage, the expenses of owning an RV can quickly add up.
February 18, 2014