Retirement

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Utilities are “the most underappreciated sector” in the market, according to T. Rowe Price. Robert Alexander/Getty Images Topline: While utilities have long been viewed as a safe investment for coupon-clippers, low-cost renewable energy like solar and wind power are quietly transforming the sector, resulting in strong
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senior couple sorting finances Getty There’s nothing worse than watching your cash drain away in a downturn—especially if you’re near retirement and don’t have the time to bounce back. That’s why I’m hearing so much fear these days that 2020 could be another 2008. Luckily, there’s a simple way to protect your nest egg. It
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This article is a part of a series; click here to read Part One. With investment solutions, a more comfortable lifestyle may be maintained for those willing to invest aggressively in the hope of subsequently earning higher market returns to support a higher income rate. Should decent market returns materialize and sufficiently outpace inflation, investment
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By Marcia MacDonald Mantell, Next Avenue Contributor Getty (Understanding the rules about Social Security benefits and when to start claiming Social Security can be difficult. But they’re critically important, especially for women — since women typically live longer lives than men. The new book, What’s the Deal With Social Security for Women?, by retirement consultant
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Cropped shot of two elderly people discussing a … [+] documenthttp://195.154.178.81/DATA/i_collage/pi/shoots/783531.jpg Getty Big brand names can’t rely on their past “glory days” forever. Today we’re going to make sure you don’t hold any “household name has beens” in your retirement portfolio. I’m talking about washed up brands like Tupperware (TUP). The yesteryear firm’s shareholders just
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FedEx employee Hector Montoya prepares packages for delivery in New York, U.S., on Thursday, March … [+] 19, 2008.Photographer: JB Reed/Bloomberg News BLOOMBERG NEWS “FedEx Closes Pension Plan to New Hires”: that’s the headline at the Wall Street Journal today. Or, as the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported, “FedEx to launch a new 401k plan with
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By Kai Stinchcombe, Next Avenue Contributor Getty Since launching my company’s investment advisory service for retirees, True Link Financial, my colleagues and I have spent a lot of time talking to people about their financial plans. Here are five of the most common mistakes we’ve seen and how retirees can avoid them:  Mistake No. 1:
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Businessman holding tablet and showing a growing virtual hologram of statistics, graph and chart … [+] with arrow up on dark background. Stock market. Business growth, planing and strategy concept. Getty Over 25 years after William P. Bengen published what he referred to as the SAFEMAX rate in the October 1994 issue of the Journal of
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By Daniel Newman and Olivier Blanchard, Next Avenue Contributors Getty (There have been many scary stories lately about how robots and artificial intelligence will increasingly replace human jobs in the coming years. So, you may be nervous about what the future holds for you and your career. In this excerpt from their new book Human/Machine:
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