Retirement crisis? New data suggest that only 15% to 25% of Americans will be poorly prepared for their retirement years.
Deferring retirement by just 5 years can raise your monthly retirement income by as much as 40%.
Whether your goal is 'semiretirement' or the freedom to never work again, you have to focus on these 3 basics.
One study says a safe withdrawal rate for a retirement begun in 2010 was only 1.8%. Another says 7% is OK for some. How can you make sense of this?
Thinking of moving to Florida or Arizona for the sun, or to a small town for a lower cost of living? You may have overlooked the most important thing.
The fundamentals involved mostly the 2 of us living on a shared $30,000 to $40,000 in spending money per year, including housing costs, and saving the rest.
Saving a bundle during your working years is not the only way to prepare for retirement. Follow these tips to improve your chances of being comfortable -- and happy -- later in life.
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