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Retirement In Sight: How Should Preretirees View Illiquid Assets?

How Should Preretirees View Illiquid Assets? Some people approach their retirement years owning illiquid assets worth more than their liquid ones. While long-held illiquid assets, such as a business or home, may become highly valued or appreciated over time, it can be wise to be frank and conservative when estimating their worth, especially if an […]

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Retirement In Sight: Using Your Quarantine as a Trial Run for Retirement

Using Your Quarantine as a Trial Run for Retirement Staying productive in the time of COVID-19 can be a challenge. Rather than pulling out the board games, you might want to use the opportunity to stress-test your plans for retirement. Specifically, if you are preparing to retire soon, you might be able to examine a […]

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Retirement In Sight: Good Career Choices May Lead to an Improved Retirement

Good Career Choices May Lead to an Improved Retirement What is your most powerful tool for building retirement savings? Perhaps, your income. For that matter, the path of your career could influence when and how well your retirement begins. Is there merit in changing jobs (or even careers) with an eye toward what the move […]

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Retirement In Sight: What Matters More in Retirement: Income or Savings?

What Matters More in Retirement: Income or Savings? Retirement saving is not just about accumulating assets. It is also about laying the groundwork for retirement spending. Any retirement strategy has a core goal: the goal of helping an individual or couple pursue their retirement dreams once their careers have concluded. So, from that perspective, the […]

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Retirement In Sight: How the SECURE Act Affects Retirement Accounts

How the SECURE Act Affects Retirement Accounts A new federal law, the Setting Up Every Community for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, directly affects retirees and retirement savers. It changes the rules regarding “stretching” an individual retirement account (IRA), as well as longstanding retirement account rules keyed to age 70½. Under the SECURE Act, in most […]

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Retirement In Sight: Ready for More Time Together?

Ready for More Time Together? A career-focused couple may spend as little as five to six hours interacting with each other on most days, given hours spent working, commuting, shopping, and running errands apart. Once retired, that same couple may spend as many as 15 to 16 hours together each day, with work and commuting […]

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Retirement In Sight: Working a Little in Retirement May Be Easier Than You Think

Increasingly, Americans older than 65 are finding compelling reasons to return to the workforce, whether part time or full time. Some want the money; some want the challenge and sense of purpose. One factor in their favor: Companies in many industries are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers. So far this year, U.S. […]

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Retirement In Sight: Generating Retirement Income

Generating Retirement Income Each day, more than 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday. It’s a milestone, and for some, it signifies the beginning of retirement. Your friends, family, and coworkers may know you’re planning to retire. Some might even ask, “When’s the big day?” If you have concerns about maintaining retirement income, you may not […]

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Retirement In Sight: Sunnier Prospects for Working as a Senior

Sunnier Prospects for Working as a Senior In recent years, a steady stream of articles has questioned baby boomers’ hopes to work part time in their retirement years. These articles have tended to take a skeptical view of such ambitions. Well, maybe it is time to sweep some of the skepticism away. In August, the […]

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Retirement In Sight: Thinking About Leaving Work a Little Early?

Thinking About Leaving Work a Little Early? The so-called FIRE movement (FIRE stands for financial independence, retire early) has garnered so much attention, even those who anticipate retiring in their 60s are wondering if they should make a sacrifice or two to exit their careers or businesses a bit earlier. A poll, commissioned by personal […]

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