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Social Security benefits are available to most people who work in the United States. Social Security retirement, disability and dependents benefits are available to workers who have paid into the system — but only if you're disabled, retired or caring for a child or other dependent. If you're employed, you may be able to receive some benefits for a limited time while continuing to work....

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No one ever tells you the downsides to retirement. When you're working, your friends and family members are always asking, "When are you going to retire?" They paint a rosy picture of retirees spending their days on the golf course or traveling. They don't tell you that retirement can have some serious downsides. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common ones....

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How much money will you need to have saved for retirement? This is a question that many people are asking these days. The answer is not always easy to determine, as many factors need to be considered. In this article, we will discuss 10 of the most crucial factors that need to be considered when determining how much money you will need for retirement. So...

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Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 55% of civilian adults take part in workplace retirement plans. Even those who invest fall short of the recommended percentage of their yearly earnings. Wealth management Vanguard data show that the median 401(k) investment for those 65 and older is a little over $58,000. Congress approved The SECURE Act hoping to help remedy this crisis, but...

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I bonds are a form of U.S. savings bond meant to protect the value of an investor’s money from inflation. The U.S. Treasury issued them to safeguard your money from losing value.  The interest rates for I bonds are regularly adjusted to caution investors from the ever-rising price of commodities. Additionally, series I bonds are excluded from local and state income taxes. This makes them a better...

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Retirement is a dream for most Americans. Sure, there are people like Warren Buffett who love to work whereas most people do not. If you're one of those people who want to retire, the question arises of when a good time to retire might be. Some people will be fine retiring next week while some should wait for a few more years.  Can You Do Without...

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Individuals who spend their lives building businesses that ultimately lead to a high income tend to be dynamic go-getters who don't want to think about the limitations and possible incapacitations of old age. However, with smart planning in your 50s and 60s, you can protect your heirs from financial risk and even protect your business from a crippling lack of leadership.  Costs of Long Term Care  Depending...

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Introduction Collectibles are one of those things that people feel strongly about. Some collectors have their houses filled with nothing but collectibles, and they'll defend them. But here's the thing: when you're buying a collectible, you're not buying an investment; in many cases, you're buying something that will lose value over time. It may not be much now, but it will outweigh what you paid for...

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Once you reach your retired years, you may think that your previous planning efforts would put you in the clear from a financial standpoint. However, the numbers that you use in your projections are in flux. This means that you must stay organized and keep on top of your financial status if you want to enjoy financial peace of mind in the years to come....

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