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How to Combat Inflation’s Negative Effects on Your Retirement Savings

Like aging or weight gain, inflation tends to creep up on you so gradually you don’t even notice it, but over time, it has a huge impact. How can you protect your retirement savings from the slow decay of inflation? Here are time-tested strategies you can use to combat inflation’s effects.
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How to Withdraw from Your 401k or IRA for the Down...

Buying a home can be a big step towards securing your financial future, but saving for the down payment can be very time-consuming. However, if you already...
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What Is Inflation Definition – Causes of Inflation Rate and How...

In 1980 in the United States - just over 30 years ago - a new home in this country cost an average of $76,000,...
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Why You Need a Taxable Brokerage Account in Addition to an...

Using a 401(k) or IRA is one of the best ways to save, but these accounts aren't sufficient for all of your investing needs. While they're...
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What Is an Annuity and How Does It Work? – Annuities...

If you have a 401k or Roth IRA, you probably feel like you're doing everything you can to be financially prepared for retirement, right? Maybe...
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What to Do with a $100,000 Cash Windfall

Everyone dreams of it - receiving a windfall of cash either from a long-lost relative, a winning lottery ticket, or through a will from...
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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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How Much to Save for Retirement – Planning Strategies for Every...

How much is “enough” when it comes to retirement savings? How do you know how much you should be saving, and at what ages, to reach your financial goals? While the answer varies from person to person, some universal rules apply.
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How to Maximize Social Security Spousal Benefits – Rules & Eligibility

Americans who pay Social Security taxes for at least 40 quarters of employment are entitled to retirement benefits. The amount you receive depends on...
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Military Retirement Pay & Pension Benefits (Explained)

Until recently, only career military personnel qualified for pensions. But everything changed in 2018. Thanks to the new blended retirement system, most service members qualify for some kind of benefit. But how does the new system work, and how does it affect lifers? Find out here.
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7 Factors That May Affect When You Retire – Reasons to...

In 2010, a Pew Research report indicated that three out of every four members of the workforce expect to keep working for pay after...
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How to Prepare and Plan for Retirement

Whether your retirement is fast approaching or decades away, it is likely that you do not spend much time pondering what will happen when...