Need retirement money? Check your attic, basement or garage.

Chapter 25: Need retirement money? Check your attic, basement or garage. Are you looking for money to help pay your retirement expenses? Maybe you want to do something special like take a trip to visit your grandchildren. Or you’re just trying to make ends meet. Believe it or not, the money you’re looking for could…

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Is it time to finally admit you’re really an entrepreneur?

Chapter 24: Is it time to finally admit you’re really an entrepreneur? Have you been working 9-to-5 your whole life, but always dreamed of doing something fun, interesting or a little unconventional? Do you have a hobby that you’re passionate about, maybe something that you’ve always imagined turning into a business? Have you spent decades…

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Use your experience to work part time and earn a lot

Chapter 23: Use your experience to work part time and earn a lot At this point in your life, you’re probably the smartest — and most experienced — person in the room. No matter what room you’re in. You’ve worked for decades in your field and have seen and done everything. And you have the…

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You May Think You Can Work Forever, But…

Chapter 22: You may think you can work forever, but… It’s pretty common knowledge that people these days are simply not saving enough for retirement. But most don’t realize how dire the situation is. According to a study of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), 30 year olds, on…

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Do Periodic Market Fluctuations Have You Wondering: Am I investing right for retirement?

Chapter 21: Do Periodic Market Fluctuations Have You Wondering: Am I investing right for retirement? After years of the stock markets going up and up, an occasional fluctuation may have you questioning — for the first time in a long time — whether you have your retirement dollars invested in sound, safe and sensible ways.…

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Are You About to Blow Your Retirement Budget?

Chapter 22: Are You About to Blow Your Retirement Budget? If you are, then… Congratulations! You’re one of the few people who has actually saved money for retirement. According to a recent study by the Employee Benefits Research Institute, only 22 percent of Americans say they feel confident they have enough money set aside for…

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Get Control Over Your Retirement Healthcare Costs

Chapter 19: Get control over your retirement healthcare costs One of the biggest mistakes people make when they plan for retirement: They seriously underestimate how much healthcare will cost after they retire. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, approximately one half of pre-retirees age 55-64 guessed that they would need $50,000 to…

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Are You Passing Up Free Money?

Chapter 18: Are you passing up free money? Most people these days simply aren’t saving enough for retirement. Are you one of them? According to the 2015 Annual Retirement Confidence Survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, approximately one-third of Americans have saved less than $1,000 for retirement. New research from the National Institute…

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The Best Time to Start Saving for Retirement?

Chapter 17: The best time to start saving for retirement? Yesterday… Many people question when they should start saving for retirement. It is, after all, a milestone that can seem a long way off. There are so many important things you need to deal with before retiring including buying a home and making home improvements,…

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Planning for retirement? Then you probably want to pass on the variable annuities…

Chapter 16: Planning for retirement? Then you probably want to pass on the variable annuities… Are you looking at investment options to include in your plan for retirement? Has your financial advisor recommended a variable annuity? Then… it might be time to run the other way! Why? Because there are a boatload of reasons why…

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