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8 Best Investments for Retirement Planning

Americans are increasingly responsible for planning their own retirements as pensions gradually go extinct. Thankfully, you have more resources than ever to help you plan for and secure a comfortable or even a wealthy retirement. Here are the best investments to consider for retirement planning.
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Lean FIRE vs. Fat FIRE — Differences in Early Retirement Strategies

The “financial independence, retire early” (FIRE) movement has many adherents. But there’s a big difference between having enough money to live in a van down by the river and enough money to live the rest of your life in style. Find out the differences between two approaches: lean FIRE and fat FIRE.
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7 Greatest Financial Regrets of Older Americans & How to Avoid...

It often takes decades for the consequences of your actions to become apparent. Those are decades you can’t get back, and the lost time impacts your lifelong wealth. Learn from the financial mistakes of those who’ve gone before you with these top financial regrets reported by older Americans.
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10 Hidden Benefits of Pursuing Financial Independence (FIRE)

Striving for financial independence and retiring early (FIRE) has obvious appeal, but the journey can be as rewarding as the destination, and often uncovers hidden possibilities. Here’s how the very act of pursuing FIRE can change your financial and lifestyle options.
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FIRE – Why Financial Independence Doesn’t Have to Equal Retiring Early

Short for “financial independence, retire early,” the FIRE movement has spread like a blaze among many younger and middle-aged workers. But should you quit working entirely just because you can afford to? Learn why financial independence doesn’t require retiring early, and what you could do instead.
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11 Unorthodox Retirement Planning Tips & Savings Strategies

Americans are increasingly on their own for retirement planning. However, you don’t necessarily need to save millions of dollars to have a comfortable retirement. Here are 11 ideas to approach your retirement planning more creatively and ensure you have the income you need in your golden years.
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How to Use Your Health Savings Account (HSA) for Retirement Investing

Although health savings accounts (HSAs) were designed to help pay for the high costs of health care, their unique benefits make them one of the most powerful tax-advantaged accounts in the U.S. Can you use an HSA to set tax-free money aside for retirement? Here’s how it’s done.
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How to Maximize Social Security Benefits – Withdrawal Options & Benefits

As pensions become increasingly rare — replaced by defined contribution plans subject to the volatility of financial markets — the importance of Social Security continues to grow. Learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits, your withdrawal options, and individual and spousal benefits.
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FIRE Tax Strategies – Using Tax-Sheltered Accounts for Early Retirement

To reach financial independence young and live off your investment income, you’ll need a mix of taxable and tax-sheltered accounts to maximize your savings, minimize your tax liability, and ensure you have funds to live on available at every age. Curious how to achieve this? Read on to learn more.
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18 Best Post-Retirement Job Opportunities for Seniors & Retirees

Once upon a time, when you reached 65 or so, your colleagues threw a party for you, you ate a slice of store-bought cake,...
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Early Retirement Extreme: Can You Really Retire in 5 Years?

In his book “Early Retirement Extreme,” Jacob Lund Fisker suggests a model for retiring after just five years of working. The idea has plenty going for it, but it remains a fringe movement. Learn about early retirement extreme — both the math and the personal finance foundations behind the concept.
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Backdoor Roth IRA – Definition & How to Make These Contributions

Roth IRAs are popular tax-sheltered accounts for retirement savings, but they limit the amount you can contribute each year and exclude some higher-income savers. A backdoor Roth contribution is a way around these limits. Learn how you can use a backdoor Roth contribution.