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Retiring? Redefine Yourself

Far more than merely an economic event, retirement is a life redefining milestone. Leaving work and transitioning to a different way to spend your time and money can change your identity. One trick an open mind regarding leisure, learning, Source
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

Should You Rent or Own a Home in Retirement?

Now that the kids are gone, you no longer need a five bedroom home with a big backyard. It’s expensive, too. But when it comes time to downsize, you need to make an important decision buy or rent? While Source
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

A Stunning Social Security Knowledge Gap

What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Well, actually, it can hurt you a lot if what you don’t know are the basics about a program that’s as important to your financial security as Social Security. And according Source
Posted On 18 Jun 2015

Plan for Retirement Like a Pro

I’ve always been a horrible decision maker. My approach is to over research, change my mind a few times and, if possible, kick the can down the road. This tendency to dither makes retirement planning a challenge. Should I Source
Posted On 18 Jun 2015

Build a Post-Career Plan With a Retirement Coach

I don’t know when I’m going to retire. At my age (63), it could be in a few years or maybe further out. What I do know is that I won’t embark on the next phase of life which Source
Posted On 18 Jun 2015

Retirees’ Foe: Rising Costs

The days of a former corporate employer paying a life time pension to you and your partner are dwindling. If your retirement looms, you need to account for ever rising prices and how long you’ll need to pay them. My Source
Posted On 17 Jun 2015

5 Tips for Building an Emergency Fund

By  Stephen T. Hart An emergency fund is an essential element in every person’s financial health. Even seemingly wealthy people with high incomes can be living paycheck to paycheck with almost no ability to absorb unexpected expenses. A 2011 survey conducted for the National...
Posted On 17 Jun 2015

3 Ways to Control Your Life

A good financial plan has philosophical underpinnings that go beyond how you allocate assets, pay for your child’s college, buy insurance coverage and all the rest. To get the most out of a plan, it’s vital to take control Source
Posted On 15 Jun 2015

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Home Insurance

No one ever says purchasing home insurance is easy. Not with all the providers and policy types and savings numbers, not to mention the coverages that are and aren’t included in standard coverages. Mistakes can be made by first-time home insurance buyers and veterans alike....
Posted On 15 Jun 2015

3 Hurdles To Kicking The Savings Habit

How do you go from being a diligent saver for retirement to a responsible spender in retirement? It’s a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. Think about it: In your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s you scrimp, save, and build your career/salary. Eventually you start worrying...
Posted On 15 Jun 2015