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14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online
retirement

14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online

Why visit a government office to get your Social Security business done? You can do much of that online.
June 26, 2020
Retirees Get Another Break with Expansion of RMD Waiver
required minimum distributions (RMDs)

Retirees Get Another Break with Expansion of RMD Waiver

The CARES Act cancelled "required minimum distributions" for 2020...and the IRS just expanded that relief to help more seniors and give more time to u…
June 24, 2020
Why 2020 Is an 'Unprecedented Opportunity' for a Roth IRA Conversion
retirement

Why 2020 Is an 'Unprecedented Opportunity' for a Roth IRA Conversion

Tax advisors say you can reduce your tax bill by 30% to 40% in this unprecedented time.
June 17, 2020
13 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement
retirement

13 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

RV-loving retirees talk about the downsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other recreational vehicle.
June 8, 2020
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9 Reasons to Retire in an RV
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9 Reasons to Retire in an RV

RV-loving retirees talk about the upsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other recreational vehicle. Even Presi…
June 8, 2020

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Milliennials Face Their Second Recession
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Milliennials Face Their Second Recession

Forty percent of millennials say the pandemic will likely cause them to delay payments on their debts. Does that include you? Time to take action.
June 4, 2020
Is a Second Stimulus on the Way?
spending

Is a Second Stimulus on the Way?

Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle chats with hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block about what may or may not be included in a second round of economic …
June 2, 2020
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3 Steps to Take If You're Laid Off Before Retirement
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3 Steps to Take If You're Laid Off Before Retirement

The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at a record high. More people are finding themselves out of work, and some may be nearing retirement. If you're l…
June 2, 2020
Retiring in the Midst of COVID-19
retirement

Retiring in the Midst of COVID-19

Take stock of your priorities in these challenging times. I did, and after doing so, I decided retiring early is the right decision for me.
May 21, 2020
5 Strategies to Help You Hold on to More of Your Money in Retirement
retirement

5 Strategies to Help You Hold on to More of Your Money in Retirement

Preparing for retirement requires a lot of adapting — not just emotionally, but financially.
May 21, 2020
How to Spend Your Stimulus Check If You're Broke
spending

How to Spend Your Stimulus Check If You're Broke

COVID-19 has knocked out the financial progress many had made over the last decade.
May 20, 2020
Fresh Coaching, Brushing Up on Basics Can Help Retirees Cover Their Bases
retirement

Fresh Coaching, Brushing Up on Basics Can Help Retirees Cover Their Bases

No matter how financially in shape you are now, it never hurts to tweak your swing. Now is a good time to take some tips to improve your average.
May 14, 2020
Considering Early Retirement? 5 Things to Know
retirement

Considering Early Retirement? 5 Things to Know

Before you accept a buyout, do the math to see if you really can afford to retire. (We'll show you how.) Then follow up with these tried-and-true stra…
May 14, 2020
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5 Ways to Better Optimize Your Finances
retirement

5 Ways to Better Optimize Your Finances

Small changes can help you do the best possible with what you have. Here are some tweaks to consider making to your financial life.
May 13, 2020
Staying Calm in a Crisis
retirement

Staying Calm in a Crisis

Keep a stock allocation that you can live with and still sleep well.
May 8, 2020
How to Fill that Hole in Your Retirement Income
retirement

How to Fill that Hole in Your Retirement Income

With a great many investment portfolios down a good 15% or so, what can retirees do to make up for that lost source of income?
May 7, 2020
Shelter from the Storm: Safe, 'Boring' Financial Products Are Exciting Today
retirement

Shelter from the Storm: Safe, 'Boring' Financial Products Are Exciting Today

That's especially true for people in their 60s and older. Those looking to earn a little more than what's offered by U.S. Treasury bonds and CDs might…
May 6, 2020
What Could the CARES Act Do for You?
retirement

What Could the CARES Act Do for You?

Check out the basic protections and benefits offered by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to see if you might qualify.
April 29, 2020
Spending Your Stimulus Check? Pay Yourself First
retirement

Spending Your Stimulus Check? Pay Yourself First

Stimulus checks are hitting bank accounts, and many people already have plans for their money. But before you start spending, first take a closer look…
April 29, 2020
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Don't Let the SECURE Act Turn Your Legacy into a Windfall for the IRS
retirement

Don't Let the SECURE Act Turn Your Legacy into a Windfall for the IRS

The new law takes away the popular "stretch IRA" option for most non-spouse beneficiaries, so to save your beneficiaries potential tax liability, your…
April 28, 2020
Your ‘Retirement Number’ Took a Hit. Now What?
retirement

Your ‘Retirement Number’ Took a Hit. Now What?

If you had a solid plan in place on before the downturn hit, it should still carry you through ... provided you don't do anything crazy in the meantim…
April 24, 2020
13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous
savings

13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous

Becoming wealthy and staying that way takes a certain level of discipline.
April 21, 2020
Women Live Longer Than Men: Here's How They Can Avoid Running Out of Money in Retirement
retirement

Women Live Longer Than Men: Here's How They Can Avoid Running Out of Money in Retirement

Think about these tips when planning for those few extra years even while navigating through the uncertain times we're experiencing right now.
April 21, 2020
5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard
Retirement

5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard

April 15, 2020
Get Ready, Get Set, Retire
retirement

Get Ready, Get Set, Retire

You may be able to retire right now. Lots of people are, without even realizing it. They just need an income plan to start enjoying all the benefits t…
April 15, 2020