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15
Aug

How To Identify Your Retirement Plan’s Strengths And Weaknesses, Part 2

How To Identify Your Retirement Plan’s Strengths And Weaknesses, Part 2 This is part of my series outlining the importance of implementing a Retirement Income Framework. Last year, my colleague Alex Murguia and I developed a framework called the Retirement Income Optimization Map™, which I am using in this series as an example of how such a framework can be

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11
Aug

Review: Stock strategists see possible 5% correction before this selloff is over

Review: Stock strategists see possible 5% correction before this selloff is over Technical analysis is always fun to pull apart. This article quotes several analysts predicting a potential 3 to 5 percent drop over a short, but unspecified, term – depending on how some of their indicators move. One of the great things about technical analysis is that it’s usually

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11
Aug

Review: How to gauge your chances of a phased retirement

Review: How to gauge your chances of a phased retirement A lot of people expect to work past “retirement age.” They either figure that they will need the additional income to live, or they just enjoy their work and everything that comes with it. Planning to work in retirement is a dangerous game. Working longer can have a huge impact

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10
Aug

How To Identify Your Retirement Plan’s Strengths And Weaknesses

How To Identify Your Retirement Plan’s Strengths And Weaknesses This is part of my series outlining the importance of implementing a Retirement Income Framework. Last year, my colleague Alex Murguia and I developed a framework called the Retirement Income Optimization Map™, which I am using in this series as an example of how such a framework can be used. Especially

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3
Aug

Review: What if retirement makes you miserable?

Review: What if retirement makes you miserable? Most people romanticize retirement. It’s really easy to do – even aside from the grass always being greener on the other side, you’ve been working towards retirement for the past 30 or 40 years. But that’s actually pretty dangerous. We may spend 40 years building up our savings, but you have a good

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3
Aug

How Do the Various Pieces of Your Retirement Income Funding Plan Work Together?

How Do the Various Pieces of Your Retirement Income Funding Plan Work Together? Properly positioning your assets and liabilities can minimize unexpected expenses and help ensure you can cover all expenses. The post How Do the Various Pieces of Your Retirement Income Funding Plan Work Together? appeared first on Retirement Researcher. Source: Retirement Researchers How Do the Various Pieces of

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1
Aug

Countdown to Retirement – 4 Tips to Get You Ready

Countdown to Retirement – 4 Tips to Get You Ready Getting ready for retirement can be pretty exciting. With such a huge lifestyle change, you should consider to start laying the groundwork now. Here are some tips to help you through that transition.   Create a realistic budget Your early 60s is a great time to start crunching some hard

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1
Aug

The Retirement Researcher Philosophy of Retirement Income Planning, Part 3

The Retirement Researcher Philosophy of Retirement Income Planning, Part 3 This is the final part of our series laying out the essential building blocks of the Retirement Researcher retirement income planning philosophy. The post The Retirement Researcher Philosophy of Retirement Income Planning, Part 3 appeared first on Retirement Researcher. Source: Retirement Researchers The Retirement Researcher Philosophy of Retirement Income Planning,

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28
Jul

Review: Americans’ retirement benefits slashed by a quarter

Review: Americans’ retirement benefits slashed by a quarter Preparing for retirement is hard. Especially as employer contributions have gone down over time. Since 2001, employer retirement benefit spending (pension and 401(k) contributions, as well as retiree health care) have dropped from 9.1 percent of worker pay to 6.8 percent of worker pay in 2015. (This is a 25 percent drop,

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28
Jul

Review: Wall Street’s ‘fear index,’ the VIX, falls to record low as traders maneuver after Fed statement

Review: Wall Street’s ‘fear index,’ the VIX, falls to record low as traders maneuver after Fed statement From a financial engineering perspective, the VIX is really cool. It measures the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index over the next 30 days using options price data. That last part is really important – it’s the market telling us, based on

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