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When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension

If you have worked at a company for 10 years or more, one day you may very well be faced with the following situation:  Your company is offering you a chunk of money or a perpetual monthly amount of income to either retire today or to help you “retire early.” ...

Do You Know How Much You're Paying To Invest?

What you don't know about your retirement plan can hurt you. If you work for a smaller company and have a 401(k), the fees associated with that plan can be very, very high. Your investments should never have fees higher than .75% at the absolute worst. But in many cases, ...

When Can You Retire? It Could Be Sooner Than You Think

Retiring early isn’t something that everyone can do. Sometimes, though, people can retire early but don’t realize they have that option! Don’t let that be you. Let’s calculate what you’ll need for retirement, so then you can see how close you already are to your goal. From there you can ...

The Benefits of Targeted Retirement Portfolios

Once upon a time, Americans worked for a single employer for an entire lifetime and got a pension for their years of service. Back then, you didn't have to save for retirement or make any of the accompanying investment decisions. Today, only government jobs and a small number of large ...

5 Ways To Mess Up Your Investments

Did you know that Millennials are the most likely age group to have five months’ worth of cash savings set aside for a rainy day? The findings might surprise you if you’ve bought into the idea that Gen Y doesn’t know how to manage their money. We might not have ...

Purchase the right kind of mutual fund

Purchase the right kind of mutual fund

A lot of people stash their savings in money-market funds. But there are actually 2 flavors—and one won't allow access to your money in the event of a financial storm. Know the difference?

3 Mistakes of Unhappy Retirees

There’s so much talk today about the financial side of retirement.  Save more, invest more, have more, but for what? For you the answer may be financial independence, or maybe just the ability to stop working at a job you don’t like.  There’s more to retirement than just saving a ...

Baby Steps To Help You Save For Retirement

Unless you want to keep working forever, you've got to learn how to save more today for your retirement tomorrow. Why you need to get started saving -- now! What percent of Americans contribute to an IRA or Roth IRA? Less than one in four, according to one new survey. ...

You could reap 40% more in retirement savings

You could reap 40% more in retirement savings

Making the right investment choices does not mean just picking the right funds. It means avoiding the #1 financial mistake that could cost you 40% of your retirement nest egg!

How To Avoid Losing $100,000 in Retirement

Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the reason you think… A study done by BankRate.com found the average worker at a small company who invests in a 401(k) over a lifetime will lose $113,000 of that money. ...

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