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Your Pension Vs. Social Security

If you receive a government pension, your Social Security benefit may suffer a reduction due to a rule called the Windfall Elimination Provision . It pays to know how it works when you plan for your retirement income. This Source
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

Social Security: Not in Peril

Is Social Security going bust? As the program turns 75 this year, that’s a valid question. A lot of people fear that they can’t expect benefits in the future. Not to worry The system’s solvency problems aren’t that bad, Source
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

How Robo-Advisors Will Sink Pretenders and Propel True Financial Advisors

By Jack A. Kennedy A new breed of technology-based investment tools called “robo-advisors” are supposedly threatening the existence of financial advisors. These tools charge fees lower than those charged by advisors and enable online customers to invest their money, often in...
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

$ Planning for Single Adults

A lot of financial planning revolves around families and married couples. But if you’re single, you need just as much (if not more) planning to navigate toward retirement. Here are five tips to get you on track. 1. Get Source
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

Safe CDs Pay Zip. So Why Not Buy Stocks?

By Stacy Jones for Bankrate.com Why are Americans so down on stocks while the market has soared so high? Bankrate reported recently that more than half of Americans don’t own any stocks or stock-based investments. Now, in a new Financial Security Index survey, 76 percent of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Can I Afford That? The Implications of Smart Budgeting

For the majority of the population, spending habits involve an acknowledgement that the exchange of goods/services for cash will deplete the spender’s net. But, what happens when you find yourself questioning every purchase, asking if you can afford that date night extravaganza...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Planning for Fiscal Fitness

Waking up early in the dark morning and heading to the gym comes hard. Once your workout ends, though, you often begin the day with the payoff of a tremendous energy boost. Can the same process apply to your Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Worst States for Retirement 2015

Choosing the best place to retire is a personal decision. No amount of number crunching can make it for you. Only you can decide how close to your grandkids you want to live or whether you want Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

The Costly Danger of Putting Extra Money in Your IRA

Saving in an IRA is a good thing. But stashing away too much in a single year can get you in trouble. Put more money into an IRA than the annual contribution limit, and Uncle Sam will sock you Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

How to Earn Extra Cash in Retirement

Taking advantage of the sharing economy can be a great way for retirees to generate some extra income. You’ve probably heard of Uber, the taxi service, right? All you need is your own car and a smartphone to get Source
Posted On 16 Apr 2015