There are thousands of programs and retirement calculators that financial advisors use to help you calculate how much money you’ll need to retire. Each program takes a slightly different approach. Some use a lot of computing power to map probabilities of success based on financial scenarios and some use simple formulas to calculate results. However, […]

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Take Advantage of Your 401k Plan

by on December 19, 2011

The 401(k) or 401k plan, named after the section of the tax code that governs them, is a pre-tax retirement savings plan that lets employees save and invest directly from their salary. Taxes are only paid when the money is withdrawn, which is either during retirement or from an early withdrawal. The plan is sponsored […]


The Best States to Retire In

by on December 14, 2011

Ok, so you’ve seen lists of the best states to retire in many times before, but each list is based on a set of given principles.  Principles that don’t necessarily apply to every person looking for a place to retire.  For example, most lists use crime rate to determine if a state makes a good retirement […]


Top Ten Reasons to Retire Early

by on December 9, 2011

We are born and encouraged to learn so that we’ll do well at school.  Then, we go to school from early childhood until early to mid-adulthood.  We graduate and get jobs or careers.  Soon after, we have one long term goal in mind – to retire early.  In fact, we spend most of our lives […]

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When it comes to retiring, you’ll want to make sure you’re as prepared as you can be – and one of the best ways to prepare for retirement is to make sure your finances are at their best.  This can often be easier said than done, though. To get ready to retire, and hopefully retire […]


Your need for retirement has to be thought about and decided well before you step in for your retirement speech telling your boss about all that you think. It might even be the case that you think you have enough money and so many things in your free time, when you retire. Your retirement party […]


How to Save for Retirement

by on September 11, 2010

There are too many reasons that compel people to save for the retirement.  Some fear of being unable to pay up for their mounting bills, while a few might just not be comfortable becoming a topic of ‘pity’ amongst their friends and family circle. It is definitely not right to play a ‘miser’ but at the […]


Getting bored of your 9-5 schedule or waiting to get retired at 65, well it is not so complex these days. Getting retired at early age is not a big deal these days. What we are discussing her is not just about getting retired but attaining financial freedom at the early age. People often wait […]