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4 Habits to Help Women Close the Retirement Savings Gap

“Put your own mask on first before helping others” is a common refrain for those of us who fly frequently, as I do.  As a mother it seems counter intuitive that I would put myself before my Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Paying Money-Management Fees From Your IRA

I may turn my IRA over to a money manager who charges a 1% annual fee. Can that money come directly from the IRA without triggering taxes or a penalty? I am under 59½. Yes, the management fee can Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Boosting the Lower Earners Social Security Benefit

It’s fairly common for lower earning spouses to take a reduced Social Security benefit before reaching full retirement age. Some couples have second thoughts about that decision. You might be able to take a do over or at least Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Tax Breaks Overlooked by New Retirees

So you’ve put enough aside to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Good for you But you’re not off the hook just yet, at least not if you want to make sure you don’t pay more taxes than you need to. Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Are You Saving Enough?

By Judy Martel for Bankrate.com Tantalizing dreams of winning lottery tickets and unexpected inheritances from distant, rich relatives aside, for most of us, wealth doesn’t come all at once. Rather, it steadily dribbles in as the result of years of dedicated saving,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Spending in Retirement: From Nest Egg to Income

Consider the following two options 1) You are 55 years old and have $800,000 today to cover your retirement spending, starting at 65. 2) You are offered $4,000 in monthly income, starting on your Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Financial Test

Homeowners applying for a reverse mortgage will soon have to clear a new hurdle. In the spring, all borrowers will have to prove that they can handle the ongoing costs of the loan. Homeowners who don’t pass the financial Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

5 Worst Money Blunders Made By Millennials

By Crissinda Ponder for Bankrate.com You’ve happy-danced your way out of the dorms and walked across the stage at graduation, but that doesn’t mean class isn’t in session anymore. It’s time for Money Management 101. Unless you want your 20-something years...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

7 Things You Must Know About Funding IRAs

1. Take it to the limit. Workers younger than age 50 may save up to $5,500 in a traditional IRA, a Roth or a combination of the two. If you were 50 or older at the end of last Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Technology Helps Seniors Remain at Home

Most of us want to remain at home as we get older, but safety and health issues and social isolation can interfere with that plan. A growing number of seniors are turning to state of the art digital tools Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015