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Receiving Cash Windfall

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...
Lifetime Savings Plan

Lifetime Savings Plan – Major Life Expenses & Savings Principles at...

Many Americans are now discovering that a comfortable retirement and adequate healthcare are beyond their means. As a consequence, we are working later in life,...
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Income vs. Wealth – What’s the Difference?

"Income" and "wealth" have incorrectly become synonymous in American culture. While the two concepts often go hand in hand, using the terms interchangeably is...
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Investing For Beginners: Pay Yourself And Your Debts First

This is the first installment in what will be a continuing series on tips for investing for beginners. I am not an expert, but...
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Here’s How to Live 14 Years Longer – and How to...

Want to live forever? Sweeping scientific research published in 2018 found that five specific behaviors extend life expectancy by 14 years for women and...
401k Ira Withdrawal

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 Are Substantially Equal Periodic Payments (SEPP) – Rule 72(t) Distributions

If you're lucky enough (and prepared enough) to retire early, you may run into a little snag when you try to withdraw money from...
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How Working After Retirement Can Affect Your Social Security Benefits

Whether it's a desire to contribute to society or to increase spendable income, many retirees decide to go back to work. Some have found...
403b Retirement Plan Rules

What Is a 403(b) Retirement Plan – Contributions, Withdrawals & Taxes

Many people know they should contribute to a 401(k) account to secure an enjoyable, comfortable retirement. But if you work for a nonprofit, a...
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How to Retire Early – 6 Important Life Decisions

What does retirement mean to you? Is it a point in time where you can stop working and do what you want to do?...
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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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IRA vs. 401(k) Differences – Which Retirement Plan Is Better?

When you're young, it feels like retirement is so far away. And there are competing priorities for your money, like vacations, saving for a house,...