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Rethinking Retirement

How Couples Can Retire in Harmony
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How Couples Can Retire in Harmony

Strategies to get on the same page – or chart a new course.
August 4, 2016
Do You Still Need an Emergency Fund as You Get Older?
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Do You Still Need an Emergency Fund as You Get Older?

Most people approaching retirement have a number of resources to tap if they need money.
June 7, 2016
3 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Build a More Secure Retirement
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3 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Build a More Secure Retirement

How to help your spouse save more and maximize Social Security benefits.
May 2, 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
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How Much You'll Pay for Health Care in Retirement
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How Much You'll Pay for Health Care in Retirement

Mom's costs for medical care are manageable so far and, surprisingly, they haven't gone up much over the years.
December 7, 2015
How to Land a Job in Retirement
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How to Land a Job in Retirement

Whether you want to work for yourself or for someone else, take these steps to make it happen.
November 2, 2015
What People Really Want to Know About Medicare
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What People Really Want to Know About Medicare

There's no shortage of angst and confusion about enrolling in Medicare. We've got answers.
October 6, 2015
The Benefits of Retirement Villages
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The Benefits of Retirement Villages

Neighborhood villages allow members to stay at home and have access to everything from pet walking and grocery runs to a list of vetted workers.
October 2, 2015
Retirees, Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?
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Retirees, Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?

If you decide you hate your new digs, you can move again without a hassle.
July 30, 2015
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Plan for Retirement Like a Pro
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Plan for Retirement Like a Pro

Actuaries use present value to calculate the worth of future payouts. But people who wouldn't know a calculator from a remote control can use it, too.
May 29, 2015
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Be Wary of "Senior" Experts
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Be Wary of "Senior" Experts

Impressive credentials following an adviser's name may represent not much more than attendance at a weekend seminar.
April 3, 2015
Turn Your Overseas Retirement Fantasy Into Reality
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Turn Your Overseas Retirement Fantasy Into Reality

Plenty of adventurous retirees set up housekeeping full-time or part-time in Europe, Latin America, Asia or other parts of the world.
March 31, 2015
Plan for a Long Life When Saving for Retirement
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Plan for a Long Life When Saving for Retirement

Online calculators can help you estimate your life expectancy and determine how much money you'll need to retire.
January 2, 2015
Beware Financial Sales Pitches That Come With a Free Meal
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Beware Financial Sales Pitches That Come With a Free Meal

The presenter mentioned that he sells annuities. He encouraged us to make an appointment for a free one-on-one consultation.
October 2, 2014
The Key to Living Happily Ever After in Retirement
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The Key to Living Happily Ever After in Retirement

Couples need to discuss their expectations for retirement—and figure out a compromise when those goals do not align.
August 27, 2014
A Reality Check on Health Care Costs for Early Retirees
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A Reality Check on Health Care Costs for Early Retirees

The average couple who retires at age 62 will spend $17,000 out-of-pocket on health care each year until they enroll in Medicare. Can you afford to ma…
July 14, 2014
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How Much You Really Need to Retire
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How Much You Really Need to Retire

Spending on food drops in retirement, not because retirees are eating less but because they have more time to shop and compare prices.
June 26, 2014
Bridging the Income Gap
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Bridging the Income Gap

Of all the possible strategies, the idea of working longer and saving less appeals to me the most.
May 1, 2014
Social Security Smarts
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Social Security Smarts

If a job seems unpleasant at 61, it can seem downright intolerable at 62 because now you have the option of taking Social Security.
February 27, 2014
Close the Bank of Mom & Dad
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Close the Bank of Mom & Dad

Spending too much on your kids now could mean they'll end up having to support you later.
December 30, 2013
Putting Retirement Health Costs in Context
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Putting Retirement Health Costs in Context

First, consider that any cost projected out over several decades is bound to look daunting.
October 4, 2013
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The Benefits of Aging in Place
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The Benefits of Aging in Place

Local leaders are recognizing the benefits of providing services that allow people to stay in their homes and communities.
July 1, 2013
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Married Same-Sex Couples Get Equal Access to Benefits
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Married Same-Sex Couples Get Equal Access to Benefits

Supreme Court ruling opens door to tax breaks, health coverage and retirement benefits.
June 26, 2013
The Rules of Retirement for Women
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The Rules of Retirement for Women

Studies show that most women don't plan for retirement -- and ultimately pay the cost.
June 20, 2013
Automatic 401(k) Saving Features No Fail-Safe to Retirement Success
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Automatic 401(k) Saving Features No Fail-Safe to Retirement Success

Employees who rely on low default contribution rates set by employers may end up with an insufficient nest egg.
May 14, 2013
Creative Housing for Seniors
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Creative Housing for Seniors

In cohousing communities, residents own their units but share a common house to socialize and enjoy meals.
May 2, 2013