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  • Use the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy

    Use the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy

    / / Want Reliable Retirement Income? Use the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy One of the biggest fears you probably have about retirement is if your money will last as long as you do. It is likely that you are also asking: How much can I spend? How much do I need? How much do […] More

  • Will Hordes Of Poor Seniors Overwhelm Government Welfare Programs?

    Will Hordes Of Poor Seniors Overwhelm Government Welfare Programs?

    The editors of Bloomberg recently published a series of editorials on America’s impending “retirement crisis,” which they assert could “under reasonable assumptions … overwhelm state budgets across the country” as impoverished seniors increasingly rely on government handouts to survive. Scary stuff, if true. In fact, the assumptions driving these frigthening claims are anything but reasonable. […] More

  • Is My Full Retirement Age Earlier Since I'm Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits?

    Is My Full Retirement Age Earlier Since I’m Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about whether survivor’s benefits reduce full retirement age for all benefits and the earnings test, earning more or paying more to increase benefits and the earnings test and survivor’s benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder […] More

  • Jumpstart Your Search For A Part-Time Job In Retirement

    Jumpstart Your Search For A Part-Time Job In Retirement

    By Nancy Collamer, Next Avenue getty A reader recently asked about how to go about finding meaningful part-time work after he retires in a couple of years. “I don’t know where to look for meaningful part-time work,” he wrote. “Next to that is how to reach out. To whom and how? How to get started […] More

  • Party Time! What Slice Of Hot Pizza Is Like Your Retirement?

    Party Time! What Slice Of Hot Pizza Is Like Your Retirement?

    getty Did you know May 20th is National Pizza Party Day? Not only is this hot-out-of-the-oven treat delicious and nutritious, but it may be a perfect metaphor for your retirement. Can you picture that? “I envision my retirement plan more like a pizza,” says Jonathan Zacks, CEO & Co-Founder of GoReminders in New York City. […] More

  • 10 Years After Early Retirement

    10 Years After Early Retirement

    Oh wow, it’s been 10 years since I retired from my engineering career! I’m happy to report that I’m still retired and life is awesome. Some people said it can’t be done, but I’m doing it. Don’t listen to the critics. You have to live your own life and find your own path. The past two […] More

  • Will Early Social Security Spousal Benefits Reduce My Spouse’s Retirement Benefit?

    Will Early Social Security Spousal Benefits Reduce My Spouse’s Retirement Benefit?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about what effects early Social Security spousal benefits can have in various benefit rates, how delayed retirement credits are applied and how a public pension can affect survivor’s benefit? Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and […] More

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