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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

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

7 Financial Concepts Everyone Needs to Understand

By  Jim Ludwick NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor I’ve been in the financial services world a long time. My wife says too long. Over that time, I’ve come to recognize that many of the people who come to me for help lack an understanding of some basic concepts that are necessary to...
Posted On 18 Jul 2015

Boomer Retirement Advice

Ever see the 1970 classic movie Five Easy Pieces ? If you were born between 1946 and 1964, this iconic piece of your pop entertainment past offers several metaphoric financial benefits worth your initial effort. If you’re a boomer, Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2015

Great Places to Retire 2015

Maybe you like the idea of retiring to a town where you’ll never wield a snow shovel again. Or trading your pricey home in a high tax area for a more affordable city. Or ditching the suburban Source
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

4 Investments Millennials Like – But Baby Boomers Dont

By Dwain Phelps for Millennials and baby boomers are America’s two biggest generations, with the younger set just becoming the largest population group in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They share commonalities beyond their large numbers,...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

Why Your 40s Are a Good Time to Downsize Your Home

By Cameron Huddleston for Homeownership often is considered an important part of the American dream. But a home — the mortgage , in particular — is also the biggest expense for most households. As a result, homeownership can make another aspect of the American...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

3 of the Worst 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 15 Jul 2015

Can You Really Rely on Social Security in Retirement?

By Cameron Huddleston for Despite concerns about the future of Social Security , American workers are increasingly expecting to rely on Social Security retirement benefits from this government program. According to Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015