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Help Wanted: Experience Required—Job-Search Tips for Older Workers

Help Wanted: Experience Required—Job-Search Tips for Older Workers

Searching for a job is hard, whatever your age and whatever the economy’s status. That probably doesn’t come as news to anyone. For older, late-career workers, there are added challenges. Corporate America seems to be fixated on technology-savvy millennials (and cheaper labor, by the way). People age 55 to 64 spend about two months longer ...

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Ready to Write Your Will? Experts Recommend Several Dos and Don’ts
September 13, 2017

Ready to Write Your Will? Experts Recommend Several Dos and Don’ts

Along with death and taxes, there seems to be a third certainty for Americans: a reluctance to think about, talk about, and properly and legally prepare for the first ...

Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Arrow in the Quiver
September 6, 2017

Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Arrow in the Quiver

As interest rates continue to be low, where should you search for yield? Should you consider adding preferred stock to your portfolio? Although the Federal Open ...

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Putting Off Your Estate Planning? These 5 Tips Can Help
August 31, 2017

Putting Off Your Estate Planning? These 5 Tips Can Help

If there’s one subject many of us tend to avoid thinking about, it’s estate planning. Maybe you wrote a will back when you first had kids, but you haven’t touched it in ...

Making Your Money Last in Retirement with Fixed Income
August 23, 2017

Making Your Money Last in Retirement with Fixed Income

First the good news: Life expectancies are rising. Now the better news: There are investments that may help you generate income so you’re better equipped to handle

Long Time Horizon: Is It Ever OK to Ignore Your Retirement Portfolio?
August 16, 2017

Long Time Horizon: Is It Ever OK to Ignore Your Retirement Portfolio?

Our lives are busy. There are children to feed and educate, bills to pay, bathrooms to clean, lawns to mow, TV programs to watch, social media sites to peruse ...

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More than Sun and Golf: Key Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location
August 9, 2017

More than Sun and Golf: Key Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location

Choosing where to retire is one of the most important decisions a person can make, and abundant sunshine and access to golf courses are just a couple of the ...

Downsize Upshot: Choosing a Retirement Community
August 2, 2017

Downsize Upshot: Choosing a Retirement Community

If you're an empty nester who's getting older, you may like the idea of downsizing. But if you don’t fancy moving into the sub-400-square-foot residences espoused by ...

Why Wait? When It Comes to Social Security, Patience Can Pay
July 26, 2017

Why Wait? When It Comes to Social Security, Patience Can Pay

Some say 70 is the new 50. That’s up for debate, but as far as Social Security is concerned, perhaps it’s fair to say 70 is the new 66. Huh? Stay with us, because this ...

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Estate Planning: Build Up, Draw Down, Distribute Balance
July 19, 2017

Estate Planning: Build Up, Draw Down, Distribute Balance

You’ve worked hard to build your savings and want to protect them not only for yourself, but also for your heirs and community after you’re gone. Though you might ...

Income in Retirement? Consider an Annuity, but Understand the Risks
July 12, 2017

Income in Retirement? Consider an Annuity, but Understand the Risks

Are there two more precious words for retirees than “guaranteed income”? Annuities can offer that constant payment stream throughout your lifetime, but there are ...

Parents Getting Older? Consider the Effect on Your Retirement
July 6, 2017

Parents Getting Older? Consider the Effect on Your Retirement

As you build your retirement savings, you may be forgetting an important and potentially prohibitive expense: Caring for your elderly parents. A lot of ...

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Retiring Early? The Rule of 55 Might Let You Begin 401(k) Withdrawals
June 29, 2017

Retiring Early? The Rule of 55 Might Let You Begin 401(k) Withdrawals

There’s a little-known IRS rule that lets you sidestep the 10% early distribution penalty when you withdraw from a company retirement account, such as a 401(k) or ...

A Guide to Collecting Social Security on an Ex’s Record
June 28, 2017

A Guide to Collecting Social Security on an Ex’s Record

Considering that 40% of new marriages include at least one spouse who has previously said “I do,” according to the Pew Research Center, those thinking about ...

Six Retirement Planning Tips to Turn Your Goals into Action
June 21, 2017

Six Retirement Planning Tips to Turn Your Goals into Action

When you’re thinking about retirement planning and what your goals are for life after work, it usually boils down to a few key questions ...

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Passing Down Retirement Accounts? Name Beneficiaries
June 20, 2017

Passing Down Retirement Accounts? Name Beneficiaries

As you sit down to the sometimes-daunting task of designating the heirs and beneficiaries to your estate, keep this in mind: No named beneficiaries can break ...

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