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Retirement

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Increasing for 2013

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Increasing for 2013

Each year, the federal government considers making inflation adjustments to the maximum amount of money that can be contributed annually to qualified retirement plans like Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s. These adjustments, which are designed to help retirement savings keep pace with increases in the cost of living, are [...]

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Finances, Retirement

What is the Future of Social Security?

What is the Future of Social Security?

The future of Social Security has received a lot of publicity lately, especially when the candidates for President of the United States debated each other about how they would propose solving the looming problem of potential Social Security insolvency. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Social Security Trust [...]

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Men's Health, Retirement, Women's Health

Radical Life Extension and Your Retirement Plan

Radical Life Extension and Your Retirement Plan

Medical science is rapidly evolving in it’s ability to treat aging as a curable disease. This means in the not too distant future, living to age 120 and beyond will become normal. Of course we will have to pay for being around longer! For most people recently retired or planning to retire soon, [...]

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Finances, Retirement

2013 Social Security COLA Less Than Half of 2012 Amount

2013 Social Security COLA Less Than Half of 2012 Amount

On October 16, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (or COLA) for 2013 will be just 1.7%—less than half of the adjustment that was made for 2012. The annual COLA is intended to help Social Security payments keep up with the rising cost of [...]

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Retirement

Important Decisions for Retirees and Near-Retirees

Important Decisions for Retirees and Near-Retirees

The years immediately preceding retirement, and the first couple of years of actual retirement, are a critical time for individuals. After carefully planning and diligently saving for retirement most of their lives, individuals must make some important decisions during this time. “These decisions could have a big impact on an [...]

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Retirement

Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 70s

Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 70s

They are the years that you may have worked and saved for most of your life: the retirement years, when you can leave the hustle and bustle of the “Monday-Friday, 9-to-5” work world and enjoy doing many of the things you never seemed to have time for earlier in your [...]

by × October 13, 2012 × 0 comments