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By: Lorie Konish
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Planning where to live as a retiree entails considering not just the actual location of where you'll hang your hat, but also factoring in the financial, social, and physical ramifications of your decision.
My dad taught me not to define myself by how much I had, but by what I did with what I had. Money can't buy happiness but can provide peace of mind, freedom and flexibility.
You've worked for years to accumulate a nest egg for your retirement. These investment strategies can help you make sure that money lasts.
If you return to work after leaving behind a full-time job, it's important to anticipate how the extra income affects other areas of your financial life.
Millionaires who plan their charitable giving say their approach is more effective and they are more satisfied with their impact; however, just 9 percent of wealthy investors receive advice from their financial advisors on philanthropy.
If you don't have an investment strategy, you're not investing, you're speculating. And when you're speculating, your money is at the whim of the market.
The Electronic Transfer Account program will soon shut down. Consumers who use this as a way to receive their Social Security or other federal benefits must transition to a standard bank account or find another option.
This is a vital moment when investors need to stay invested and manage risks. They should ask themselves if they're prepared for alternating stretches of volatility and high growth, with a long-term plan in mind.
When criminals use a blend of different people's data, as well as some entirely made up information, it becomes harder for law-enforcement officials to realize the crime and locate the culprit.
Before using an automated investment solution, consider if it's the best choice. The pros and cons of using a robo-advisor depend on your situation and goals.
A variety of factors contribute to determining if you should invest in target-date funds, but it is most important to understand what a target-date fund is and how it works.
Lawyers warn that the IRS could take a closer look at state programs that grant a hefty tax credit in exchange for donations to certain government programs.
Twice yearly, many executives can opt to put away money for their retirement in company-sponsored non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
Since 2008, the year of Bernie Madoff and the Great Recession, more investors have been working with multiple advisors, but experts caution against the practice.
You can maximize how much you receive in Social Security retirement benefits if you know the ins and outs of the rules for claiming. Test your knowledge here.
Many people are unprepared to retire. The growing student loan debt balance in the country threatens to make things much worse.
If you are a student and think investing is something that only people with full-time jobs can do, think again.
Hint: Chances are, you want to wait as long as you can, up until age 70. But in some cases early birds won't miss out.
Be diligent about your accounts. Make sure you know where they are so they don't get "escheated" by state governments.
Covering the full set of tools and strategies for long-term investors: How to take everyday market fluctuations in stride, and when to know it’s time to take action or protect against a major economic shifts.
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