Guide to Self-Directed IRAs

The history of retirement plans in the United States is neither as old nor as extensive as most people think. The first private pension fund

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Retiring Abroad? What You Need to Know About Health Insurance

So you want to pack up all your cares and woes and retire overseas. The world is full of possibilities, from hundreds of thousands of

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Should Your Goal Be to Die Broke?

Danny writes in with a good question: A lot of the retirement articles I read talk about saving enough for retirement so that you only

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Trend Spotting: How Successful Investors Find the Next Big Thing

In “Back to the Future Part II,” Biff Tannen gets rich by using information from the future to make can’t-lose sports bets in the past.

12.26.14

Is Your Insurance Ready for Retirement?

Retirement is probably the most anticipated and planned-for milestone of our lives. When it finally arrives, it does so silently like an overnight snowfall that, even

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Wealthfront Review

As I explained in a previous post, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going

12.05.14

The Gradual Savings Strategy

When the time arrives to sign up for a retirement plan at work or open a Roth IRA, people are pulled in two different directions.

Betterment Review

As I explained last week, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going to conduct

If I Can Suggest One Financial Move to Anyone, It’s This

Save for retirement. Period. There are very few adults in the United States that are of working age that aren’t affected in a positive way

10.03.14

When Should a Person Start Social Security Benefits?

Whether I like it or not (and I most certainly don’t like it), my parents are growing older. My mother is getting close to the

Our Path to Living Off Our Own Investments

The big financial goal that Sarah and I have in front of us is to reach a point where we can live off of the

05.31.14

Retirement Age and Changing Lifespans

Not too long ago, I was at the library researching an article on Social Security and the value people could expect to get from it

05.11.14

Roth IRAs and the Fear of Future Legislation

When people realize how incredible the deal is for a Roth IRA, they’re often in disbelief. After all, it lets you earn tax-free income in

04.08.14

A Roth IRA and The Future of Taxes

A few years ago, I wrote an article looking at the differences between a Roth IRA and a 401(k) with regards to how taxes will

03.06.14

The Hows and Whys of a Target Retirement Fund

You’ve finally decided that you need to start saving for retirement. You’ve taken that first step of signing up for a 401(k) or a 403(b)

02.24.14

Is Time on Your Side?

This stunning article from Yahoo! Finance describes in detail the difficult situation that many people in their fifties and sixties find themselves in. From the

A Lifetime of Choices

Once in a Lifetime Stephen writes in: “I am struggling with continuing to save because of the fragility of my life. Both of my parents

01.27.14

Falling Short on Retirement Savings

It’s a fear that many of us have. For some, it’s a reality. You’re close to retirement age, but when you sit down and run

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