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Retiring Before 60

How to retire in your fifties by choice? You will need abundant retirement savings and ways to access your retirement assets that lessen or avoid early withdrawal penalties. You may also need to have other (sometimes overlooked) components of retirement planning … Continue reading

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Protection Against Elder Financial Abuse

We are becoming more familiar with the notion of financial abuse targeting elders – scams and other exploitation targeting the savings of people aged 60 and older – but many may think, “it won’t happen to my family” or “my … Continue reading

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Social Security – Myths or Facts?

Some myths & misconceptions keep circulating about Social Security. These are worth dispelling as more and more baby boomers are becoming eligible for their retirement benefits. Myth #1: Social Security will go away before you do. The federal government has announced … Continue reading

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File Jointly or Not?

For many married couples, filing a joint tax return is a good idea, but there are exceptions. In fact, over 90% of married couples file a joint federal tax return. Filing jointly can be convenient and often times there’s a … Continue reading

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Changes to Social Security and you

If you were born in 1954 or later Social Security rules just changed. There was no public debate because it was tacked onto an emergency bill to help avoid a U.S. debt default and government shutdown. Quietly, legislators took away … Continue reading

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Dealing with Sudden Retirement

What if you were laid off and forced to retire early? If that happens tomorrow how would you respond? Are you prepared for retirement to start sooner than you anticipated? If you find yourself in this situation the first thing … Continue reading

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