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Retirement Wellness

Retirement Wellness

Retirement Wellness Staying healthy could save you some money. How healthy a retirement do you think you will have? If you can stay active as a senior and curb or avoid certain habits, you could potentially reduce one type of retirement expense.     Each year,...
Debunking Common Retirement Assumptions

Debunking Common Retirement Assumptions

Debunking Common Retirement Assumptions Don’t fall for these misconceptions. Financial generalizations are as old as time. Some have been around for decades, while others have only recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few. Retirement means I can stop...
Are You Retiring Within the Next 5 Years?

Are You Retiring Within the Next 5 Years?

You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting new retiree.   How much monthly income will you need?Look at your monthly expenses and...
5 Retirement Planning Steps For Women

5 Retirement Planning Steps For Women

Women historically have let men plan for retirement. The old rules have changed, but women still are searching for how should navigate the path to post-work life. And that path is different than it is for men. Diane Bourdo, president of the Humphreys Group in San...
3 Ways to Calculate How Much to Save for Retirement

3 Ways to Calculate How Much to Save for Retirement

So, you need to save for retirement. The question is: How much do you need to save? Unfortunately, that’s hard to answer. In fact, according to a survey this year by Bankrate.com, more than six in 10 Americans don’t know how much money should be in their...
Why Some Retirees Go Back to School at 65

Why Some Retirees Go Back to School at 65

IN THE 10 YEARS THAT Jacob Cohen, 70, has been retired from teaching, he has taken more than 100 courses at the University of North Carolina—Asheville, averaging three or four a semester. One of his favorite classes was about the history of life on earth, taught by a...