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  • Early Retirement Epic Fail - Retire by 40

    Early Retirement Epic Fail – Retire by 40

    Have you seen this post at Living a FI – The 2021 Early Retirement Update? This post was the best post about the FIRE movement I’ve read in years. LAF updated us on his FIRE journey and we can learn a lot from this post. I used to follow Living a FI when it was […] More

  • Can My Wife Take Social Security Spousal Benefits Now While I Delay Till 70?

    Can My Wife Take Social Security Spousal Benefits Now While I Delay Till 70?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about eligibility for spousal benefits, what being born after 1/1/1954 means for spousal benefit eligibility and working while receiving disability benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry […] More

  • Finding Money In Your Later Years

    Finding Money In Your Later Years

    Us dollar bill. Washington american cash. Falling usd money background. getty For some fortunate older adults, 2020 and 2021 have proved to be financial boon years. They spent less than in normal years because they weren’t traveling, weren’t eating out, weren’t paying for theater tickets and expensive excursions, and those who are invested in the […] More

  • How To Find The Best Place To Enjoy Your Retirement

    How To Find The Best Place To Enjoy Your Retirement

    Last year, Brad and Penny Bibey realized they could make a killing selling their Camarillo, Calif. house, 60 miles west of Los Angeles and just five minutes from the beach in the booming real estate market of Ventura County. They’d lived in the house for 23 years, and in the city for 35, but were […] More

  • The 25 Best Places To Enjoy Your Retirement In 2021

    The 25 Best Places To Enjoy Your Retirement In 2021

    Forbes compared more than 500 locations in America on everything from air quality to availability of doctors. But unlike other retirement lists, this one places greater emphasis on access to leisure pursuits —from the arts, learning and fine dining to hiking, skiing, sailing and golf.  Last year, Penny and Brad Bibey sold their Camarillo, Calif., […] More

  • 7 Ways The New Tax Bill Could Impact Retirement Planning

    7 Ways The New Tax Bill Could Impact Retirement Planning

    The Ways and Means Committee released the first draft of a major tax bill this week. While it is mostly aimed at increasing taxes to pay for other social policies and government infrastructure initiatives, there are a number of provisions that would change retirement planning.    Shot of a mature couple using a digital tablet while going […] More

  • Why Do Employees Think They Don’t Pay Fees On Their 401(k) Plans?

    Why Do Employees Think They Don’t Pay Fees On Their 401(k) Plans?

    getty The latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says 41% of 401(k) participants don’t believe they’re paying fees. This shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the retirement plan environment. “Employees are busy managing their day-to-day lives and don’t regularly review their 401(k) to be aware of 401(k) costs,” says Stuart Robertson, CEO of […] More

  • Retiring Boomers Could Drive An Inflation Shift

    Retiring Boomers Could Drive An Inflation Shift

    An elderly couple sit outside and enjoy a drink at a local bar in this arranged photograph taken in … [+] the Riverside area of Norwich, Norfolk, in May, 2000. (Photo by Bryn Colton/Getty Images) Getty Images Inflation tends to top the list of economic risks that investors obsess most about. After all, runaway inflation […] More

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