Retirement

Can you feel inflation eating away at your income? Are you worried matters will only get worse as the nation dives deeper into recession? Perhaps you’re eying that favorite hobby of yours, wondering if you can tweak it a bit to bring in some much-needed revenue. What’s holding you back? If you’ve spent the bulk
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There’s a significant perception/reality gap among most pre-retirees and retirees today. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new study published by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL), titled Disconnected: Reality vs. Perception in Retirement Planning. The study shows that most of today’s pre-retirees and retirees lack sufficient savings to fully retire at age
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Legendary investor Warren Buffett says “cryptocurrencies basically have no value and don’t produce anything.” Yet, according to a recent study, 94% of America’s state and local government pensions—often regarded as the dumbest institutional investors in the world by Wall Street—are gambling on cryptocurrencies. If you are a participant in a state or local government-sponsored pension
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By Rosie Wolf Williams, Next Avenue My mother told me many times over the years that she had a will, and I believed her. When she passed away, we discovered that her will was 40 years old — and completely useless. To start, she had never signed the copy we found, and the man named
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By Jennifer Nelson, Next Avenue Mya Payton, 58, of Southeastern Pennsylvania, is divorced with four children, the last of whom is in college now. “Over the course of the time my kids were in college — 2014 to now — their dad has been willing to pay for 50% of their college tuition and some
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Devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and fires, across many parts of the U.S. leave people vulnerable. Aging parents, often far away from family, are especially at risk. When disaster strikes, scammers see opportunity. The waters after Ian haven’t even receded, and ripoff artists are already scheming how to take advantage of people. They move fast. They
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A partnership has claimed the $1.34 billion Mega Millions lottery prize jackpot of July 29, 2022, the Illinois Lottery announced Wednesday, September 21. The winners opted to remain anonymous (Illinois is a state that permits lottery-winner anonymity for those who win prizes of $250,000 or more) and chose to take the lump-sum pre-tax payment of
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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin You may be buying the wrong kind of inflation bond. Here are two ways to get the good stuff. Inflation bond: the ultimate protection against the rising cost of living. If you know what you’re doing, you get a real yield of 1.9% on these U.S.
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Those who consider themselves self-employed can have many working definitions of what that means for their careers. For some, it could simply serve as a tool to bridge either a new job or retirement while for others, it’s a way of life that becomes both an identity and a career. In either scenario, self-employment also
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We tend to think of “migration” in terms of people who come into this country seeking a better life, but migration occurs within our country as well. It’s called “domestic migration.” From a new census bureau report we can learn a great deal about the move patterns of older adults. I the idea of older
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2022 has not been kind to investors. Virtually every segment of the market has fallen in value. Even investment grade bonds, which is historically a haven for conservative investors, has plummeted by over 12% as of this writing. It’s easy to get caught up in your emotions during a tough market and weak economy. However,
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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dividend stocks are securities that include a regular distribution of the issuing company’s earnings. They operate like ordinary stocks and represent a share of ownership in a company. The stock price may move up or down. As long as the shareholder owns a stock, they receive
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