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Sun, 19 May 2013 16:01:04 GMT
  • Retiring baby boomers drive small business sales 

    Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions. Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions.


  • How to prepare for your parents' retirement When Eileen Crehan thinks about her parents retirement plans, she worries. The 27-year-old PhD candidate, like many young adults, knows that her parents future finances arent only a source of concern for themthey directly impact her life as well.
  • Retirement age in US rises to 61 (from 57 in the 90s) The average U.S. retirement age has climbed to 61, up from 57 two decades ago, and its likely to age higher, according to Gallup's Economy and Personal Finance survey.
  • Retired couples will need $220K for health expenses 

    Planning for retirement usually means budgeting for food, travel and other expenses. Dont forget to include $220,000 for health care costs.Planning for retirement usually means budgeting for food, travel and other expenses. Dont forget to include $220,000 for health care costs.


  • Dust to Dust: Eco-friendly burials catch on in US 

    It is estimated that more than 60,000 tons of steel and 4.8 million gallons of embalming fluid are buried each year. That is enough steel to build eight Eiffel Towers and fill eight Olympic size swimming pools.It is estimated that more than 60,000 tons of steel and 4.8 million gallons of embalming fluid are buried each year. That is enough steel to build eight Eiffel Towers and fill eight Olympic size swimming pools.


  • Buzz: Yes, many of us do need Social Security Love it or hate it, many of us will rely on Social Security. And thats making a lot of us very nervous. This week in Life Inc., we wrote about how the latest plan to tweak Social Security is unpopular with both liberal and conservative thinkers.
  • Retirees: Avoiding the worst debt traps 

    If you're strapped for cash or have a poor credit rating, the offer would sound tempting: upfront cash in return for your future pension payments. If you're strapped for cash or have a poor credit rating, the offer would sound tempting: upfront cash in return for your future pension payments.


  • Latest plan to 'fix' Social Security has slew of critics 

    Theres not much that the left and right can agree on these days, but many on both sides appear to have found a common foe in the latest plan to address Social Security costs.Theres not much that the left and right can agree on these days, but many on both sides appear to have found a common foe in the latest plan to address Social Security costs.


  • 6 signs that you are ready to retire early No. 1: You are emotionally ready to quit workingBoth the big picture and the fine details of your financial and emotional states are important to consider when assessing your readiness for early retirement.
  • Where your Social Security check goes when you die If you rely on your spouses Social Security check to pay your bills or if your spouse relies on yours you need to understand what happens to that money when the recipient of those benefits dies.
  • 401(k) rollover process too confusing, agency says A congressional watchdog agency says many workers get false or misleading information about what they can do with their 401(k) accounts when they change jobs.
  • Last-minute retirement planning strategies In a perfect world, everyone would follow a consistent saving and investing plan, allowing them to retire with the same lifestyle they enjoyed during their working careers. In reality, many find they are rapidly approaching retirement age without nearly enough savings.
  • 50-somethings face own health care crisis 

    At 54, Steven Eisen knows he's pretty lucky to be considering retirement from his Nashville law firm within the next year. He also has guaranteed employer-sponsored health benefits until he turns 65.At 54, Steven Eisen knows he's pretty lucky to be considering retirement from his Nashville law firm within the next year. He also has guaranteed employer-sponsored health benefits until he turns 65.


  • Younger buyers jump into retirement real estate Home values in the Boca Raton, Fla., area are starting to rise again, and that has buyers of all ages flooding in, even into retirement communities.
  • How to retire in these 5 expensive cities 

    To afford living in some of the most expensive U.S. cities, retirees are finding new strategies to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.To afford living in some of the most expensive U.S. cities, retirees are finding new strategies to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.


  • Getting past America's retirement blues 

    Workers and current retirees are less confident than ever in their ability to live comfortably in the post-employment world, according to the 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey.Workers and current retirees are less confident than ever in their ability to live comfortably in the post-employment world, according to the 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey.


  • Fewer workers tapping 401(k) for loans, study shows Fewer people tapped their workplace retirement accounts for temporary loans or "hardship" withdrawals last year, according to a study released Wednesday by WorldatWork and the American Benefits Institute.
  • How Congress' retirement package compares to yours 

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush. For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.


  • For $700 a month, Nicaragua may be retiree paradise 

    You can test drive a car, so why not retirement? InternationalLiving.com is holding a contest to "test drive" retirement in Nicaragua for a month  all expenses paid.You can test drive a car, so why not retirement? InternationalLiving.com is holding a contest to "test drive" retirement in Nicaragua for a month all expenses paid.






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