Retirement

10 Ways to Start Saving for Retirement

You might hear saving for retirement is like running a marathon or climbing a mountain — a task that requires serious training and intense commitment. But that can be pretty daunting. Instead, it’s more like learning a new skill, like an instrument. It’s about being consistent and diligent with small, regular efforts over an extended […]

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Generational Differences in Investing: A Millennial Conversation

Millennials are a unique generation, one that grew up in a time of rapid technological advances and immense change. This age group, typically thought of as those born between 1981 and 1996, is often critiqued by other generations for their finances, professions, and lifestyle choices. But what separates millennials from their older counterparts is they’ve […]

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How Much Should I Save for Retirement? Your Top Questions, Answered

When you think of your lifelong bucket list, what does it include? Adventures across another continent? Courtside tickets to watch your favorite NBA team play? No matter what dreams you’re chasing, one essential item probably sits at the top of your list: Retirement. While it might not sound as exciting as traveling the world, retiring […]

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How to Plan for Retirement: Assessing and Adjusting Your Savings

Picture this: You’ve been saving for retirement, but when you set up those savings, you might not have known much about how to plan for retirement. Maybe you chose to divert a small portion of each paycheck to your employer-sponsored 401(k) or perhaps you’ve had an automatic monthly transfer headed toward your Individual Retirement Account […]

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Retirement Ready: Should You Save Your Money in the Bank or Invest in the Market?

Everyone’s path to the retirement of their dreams looks different, and yours may even change over time. Some people start building retirement funds as soon as they graduate from school, others begin later on in life, or once they’re established in their career. But the good news is, no matter how or when you begin, […]

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Tapping Into Your Investments to Fund Life’s Changes

When you take a long car trip, you plan your route — when you’ll stop for gas and where you’ll pause for lunch. Even if you make the most detailed plan, though, you’ve got to prepare for unexpected: an accident on the highway, a road closure, or an extra pit stop. And that’s why you […]

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8 Retirement Savings Strategies From Our FOMO Free Financial Future Conference

Retirement: It’s a 10-letter word that does a power play on our thoughts, emotions, and fears. But thinking of your future and planning your years after leaving the workforce doesn’t need to give you anxiety. A disciplined approach and the right strategies can set you on a path toward prosperity — and that’s exactly what […]

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Want to Become Financially Free? The FIRE Movement’s Saving Plan Can Help You Get There Sooner Than Expected

How does retiring in your 40s sound? Or 50s? Probably too good to be true, right? Even though Social Security benefits can kick in at age 62, most Americans don’t expect to leave the workforce until years (or even decades) after that. A big reason why: The need to save a significant amount of money […]

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Save for Retirement, or Pay for College?

If you just landed a raise or received an inheritance, saving that extra income is a great idea. But do you put the money toward paying for your child’s education or paying for your retirement? Here are few considerations from each perspective to help you decide. Why to Prioritize Retirement Savings During your golden years, you […]

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5 Ways To Get Your Retirement Nest Egg Back On Track

The Great Recession was hard on many Americans’ portfolios. For Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers the blow to account balances was particularly painful, keeping many in jobs longer than expected. Don’t fret if retirement is on the horizon but you’re still playing catch-up with your accounts. The following moves can help get your retirement savings plan […]

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