7 ways to guarantee you won’t save enough money to retire

You’ve heard it countless times: Americans aren’t saving enough money for retirement. In fact, nearly half of American families have no retirement account savings at all — and single people are even less prepared. How prepared are you? If any…

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5 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016

With commodities plunging, the U.S. dollar putting pressure on earnings, and debts throughout the world soaring, this doesn’t make for a comforting investment environment. In fact, if someone were to just pick a few popular names in anticipation of a…

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The Market Selloff: What Should Retirees Do Now?

There’s nothing like a market rout to remind investors of the importance of following the tenets of sound investing. The declines of the past few days have been doozies, making the start of 2016 a baptism by fire. In the…

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5 Ways to Build Your First Million

A million dollars is a frequently-cited retirement benchmark, though it’s a decidedly feeble attempt to put a number on a moving target. The value of a $1 million nest egg is substantially different depending on whether you’re living in Kansas…

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6 Retirement To-Dos for Your 50s

Once you enter your 50s, the pressure to make sure you’re ready for retirement starts to increase. If you’ve been saving diligently up to this point, you might not be feeling too stressed. But if you haven’t put much effort…

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It’s Official: Barack Obama Wants To ‘Help’ You Manage Your Retirement Savings

In 1875, right around the time the United States overtook the UK as the largest economy in the world, the American Express Company established the very first private pension plan in the US. American Express had a simple goal: attract…

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100 US CEO Have Greater Retirement Assets That 116 Million Americans

With another year of QE almost in the history books, we were looking for some great examples of how wealth disparity in the US between the pinnacle of the “wealth pyramid”, shown below and everyone else. We got it thanks…

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Is Delaying Social Security Until You Turn 70 A Good Idea?

Social Security benefits are one of the advantages of aging. If you’re trending towards retirement, then you may be aware of the admonishment to wait until age 70 in order to receive your greatest monthly benefit. But is claiming Social…

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The Greatest Retirement Spot You’ve Never Heard Of

Popayán could be the nicest city you’ve never heard of … unless you’re Colombian, of course. Since its founding in 1537, this has been one of Colombia’s most important cities, serving as a major trading center for goods moving to…

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12 things everyone should know before investing

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be an expert to start investing. You don’t even need to be rich to invest, yet so many of us fail to get started managing our money because we’re intimidated or don’t…

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