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How Much Do I Need to Retire Comfortably?

How much money do you need to comfortably retire? $1 million? $2 million? More? The most common rule of thumb is that the average person will need approximately 80% of their pre-retirement income to sustain the same lifestyle after they retire. However, there are...

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Financial fears spike for young adults amid pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending so many aspects of life, it may come as no surprise that more than half of Americans (57%) have felt at least some stress over their financial situation since early 2020. Almost 90% of those who have experienced financial worries...

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How to Make the Most of Your Finances in Your 30s

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day challenges of a burgeoning career, friends and family life, but your 30s are the perfect time to get your finances running smoothly. Getty Images For those in your 30s, the time to secure your financial future is now. To...

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Strategies to Reduce Taxes in Retirement

Don’t let the possibility of higher taxes in the future sink your retirement income plan. Consider these four ways to help manage your taxes, keeping more of the money you’ve worked so hard to save so that you can use it when you need it the most. Getty Images In the...

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Widows Move Forward on Their Own – But Not Alone

Taking the right first steps and finding the right financial help can make a big difference during a difficult transition. Widowhood is an expanding club that no one wants to join. However, more than 1 million women enter the growing ranks of the nearly 15 million...

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Is Deferring Taxes the Best Thing Your Retirement Savings?

The tax bill that you’re putting off on your traditional IRA or 401(k) may be higher than you think, especially since it’s looking likely that tax rates could be rising sooner rather than later. Getty Images Many people saving for retirement have long followed the...

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Your Secret Weapon to Help Win the Retirement Saving Battle:

Roth 401(k) Thanks to their unique tax benefits and the higher amounts you can contribute, Roth 401(k)s have a lot going for them, when compared to their traditional 401(k) counterparts. Getty Images If you view saving for retirement as a battle, then Roth 401(k)...

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What Could 2021 Hold for Your Finances?

After a wild 2020, many of us are ready for a fresh start in the new year. Getty Images Last year put a lot of our financial strategies to the test. Volatility that plagued the markets for the past few years was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still...

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5 Must-Haves in Your 2021 Financial Plan

Start the new year with a plan, but don’t leave out these important considerations. A new year offers everyone an opportunity to revisit their financial priorities and to document them in a written financial plan. In an effort to keep your own financial life simple...

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