Category: Financial Management


6 Steps to Retire When You Want

For some, the idea of retiring early is a dream nurtured over decades. For others, it’s the realization that they could walk away from their career right now and manage just fine. For still others, it comes as a virtual smack upside the head from a financial planner who asks why they’ve waited so long. […]

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Why Your First Social Security Check May Be Smaller Than Expected

Delayed-retirement credits to boost Social Security benefits accrue month by month after you reach full retirement age, which is 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954. If you rack up the most allowed by waiting until age 70, your first check will deliver the full power of those credits added to your benefit. But […]

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How to Build a Retirement Strategy While Reducing Risks

You hear it all the time: No pain, no gain. Or when it comes to investing: No risk, no reward. You learn about a guy who made a killing on some hot stock, and you think if you don’t make that same kind of bold move with your investments, you’re missing out. For most individuals, […]

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Funding 40 Years of Retirement

Will you live to 100? Your odds of becoming a centenarian may be improving. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control reported that the population of Americans aged 100 or older rose 44% between 2000 and 2014. The Pew Research Center says that the world had more than four times as many centenarians in […]

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Warm Up Your February Romance With These Low-Budget Date Night Ideas

February is a month that’s just perfect for romance. Not only is it home to Valentine’s Day, but all those cold winter nights just cry out for cozying up with the one you love. Here are a few date night ideas to rekindle the flames with your special someone — without spending a lot of […]

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