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Peace Corps Stint Puts Their Retirement on Hold

THEN Frank and Ximena Huthnance appeared in Kiplinger’s Retirement Planning Guide in 2005, when they were finishing up a two year tour as Peace Corps volunteers in Radauti, Romania, a small town near the Ukraine border. Frank, then 67, Source
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Market Volatility Highlights Benefits of Guaranteed Income

By  Nimish Shukla Learn more about Nimish on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Market volatility like we’ve seen so far this year can be particularly unnerving if you’re nearing retirement. Just one week into 2016, the S&P 500 lost almost 6% of its value — its  worst...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

How to Save and Invest With Black-Belt Discipline

By  Brearin Land Learn more about Brearin on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor Mastering Brazilian jiujitsu is a lifelong journey. It can take 10 years or more to earn the rank of black belt. But along the way, you develop a level of discipline that separates you from those who...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Why Millennials Need to Start Saving for Retirement Now

For years I have watched retired individuals talk about how they are retired, but seem to work more hours now when they are “retired” than they did when they worked full time. The former accountant now works as a crossing guard. The former nurse now works at three retail stores....
Posted On 22 Jan 2016

Alaska: The Tax-Friendliest State for Retirement

Retirees have special concerns when it comes to taxes. Does the state tax Social Security benefits? Are there property tax breaks for seniors? The answers can have a big impact on a fixed income. See Also 15 Worst States Source
Posted On 19 Jan 2016

How Self-Employed Workers Can Save for Retirement

I’m a self employed consultant. What type of retirement savings account would be best for me? See Also 6 Ways to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement SavingsThe two best options for most self employed workers are a Simplified Employee Pension Source
Posted On 16 Jan 2016

Some Annuities Can Work in Retirement, but Proceed With Caution

By  Joe Allaria Learn more about Joe on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor From high fees associated with increasingly complex products to questionable sales practices, annuities have gotten a bad rap over the years for many reasons. But they’re not all bad. Because certain annuities...
Posted On 16 Jan 2016

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Retirement Plan

By Forrest Baumhover Learn more about Forrest on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor It’s the most basic question many people have about saving for retirement: “Where should I put my money?” Because of their tax advantages, government-approved retirement accounts should be a core part of...
Posted On 16 Jan 2016

Protection for Fixed Annuities

I’m thinking about buying a fixed annuity, but I’m worried that the company might go under at some point and I’ll lose my investment. What protections do I have? J.S., Portland, Ore. See Also New Annuity Product Provides an Source
Posted On 16 Jan 2016