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    In 49 of 50 states, workers aren't saving enough to maintain their pre-retirement lifestyle. Can you avoid harsh cuts?

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    For those with investment experience, a self-directed brokerage account can offer more choices and better control of your retirement money.

  • Financial advisors caution that when considering retirement locales, investors should consider factors such as tax policies.

  • Baby boomers could stand to inherit more than $8 trillion in a transfer of wealth from their parents and, according to one estimate, more than a quarter of that money has already been doled out.

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    Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.

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    Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.

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    If you like doing business online, have a knack for sites like Facebook, and want to meet new people, sharing-for-money may be an intriguing part of your retirement plan.

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    The good news is Americans are living longer. But the worry for many retirees is that they'll outlive their savings.

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    Uncertainty about making the right retirement moves is rife among the vast baby boomer generation. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one thing that isn’t being downsized is concern about where and when to retire.

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    Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.

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