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What These 12 Highly Successful People Worry About Every Day

By Terence Loose for World leaders, business tycoons, self-made billionaires — it might seem like their biggest worry is whether to take the helicopter or the jet, but it turns out that many of the planet’s most successful people make a habit out of worrying....
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Avoid These Costly Social Security Mistakes

Social Security will probably represent a big part of your retirement income. Your benefits will be adjusted annually for inflation and will last as long as you do. But getting the most out of Social Security involves more than Source
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Self-Employed? Get Tax-Free Retirement Income via a Roth Solo 401(k)

I’m self employed and have a solo 401(k). I’ve been making tax deductible contributions to the plan, but is it possible to make Roth contributions instead? I earn too much to contribute to a Roth IRA. Yes, you can Source
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Financial Advisors Have Fiduciary Duty to Prospective Clients, Too

By  Sheryl Garrett NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor Sheryl Garrett is the founder of the Garrett Planning Network, a national network of hourly-based, fee-only financial planners During a discussion with a group of financial planners, mostly fee-only “solo-preneurs,” I suggested that...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

An Annuity’s Drawbacks

If you’re approaching or already in retirement and your fear of outliving your savings steadily grows, consider this You pay a premium to an insurance company and in return a lifetime income kicks in when you turn a certain Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

3 Bad States for Retirement

Deciding where you want to retire is a personal decision. You may want to live near your grandkids, move to a place where you’ll never have to shovel snow, or even head overseas. But if you’re considering several options, Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Side Job to Fund Retirement?

You see many reports about how financially unprepared the average American is for life after working. If your savings need a jolt, one of your best moves during your career might be more work. The Federal Reserve says that Source
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

How Much Will I Get From Social Security When I Retire?

How are Social Security benefits calculated, and how do I find out how much I will get when I retire? Your Social Security benefits are based on the number of years you’ve worked in jobs covered by Social Security, Source
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

How to Talk About Money With Your Aging Parents

By Cameron Huddleston for Addressing your aging parents’ finances  is not easy. Trust me, I know. Several years ago when my mom started showing signs of memory loss, I had conversations with her about her finances. I felt awkward probing my mom about her...
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

Benefits’ Filing: Key Options

When you file for Social Security, two provisions file and suspend and restricted application filing are likely to confuse you the most. They’re complicated yet potentially a big help if you want to maximize benefits. Here’s how to get Source
Posted On 18 Jul 2015