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If your retirement funding plan is to keep working… reality check needed!

Think the solution to inadequate retirement savings is to keep working? That’s what a lot of people thought until… poor health, layoff, age discrimination, or caregiving needs interfered. Fully 61% of retirees left the paid workforce before they planned… and not on their own terms. Even part-time work may be unrealistic; only 29% of retirees…

Financial Benefits of Delaying Retirement

Alessandra Malito explains in MarketWatch:“Delaying retirement for just three to six months does to the standard of living after retiring what an entire percentage point of 30 years of earnings would do, according to researchers at Stanford University, George Mason University, Cornerstone Research and Financial Engines. “Working longer is relatively powerful compared with saving more…

5 Steps to take before you retire

1. Make a financial plan that starts with a budget.2. Determine how much you can safely withdraw from savings.3. Identify which retirement sources to use when.4. Set your asset allocation.5. Figure out how to pay for medical costs.Get the details from Margaret Price, writing for Investors Business Daily at: http://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/retirement/dont-quit-your-job-before-taking-these-5-retirement-steps/     Source: Financial Planning for…

Almost everything you need to know to plan for retirement

Almost everything you need to know to plan for retirement is available on the blog post by Joseph Hogue, author of the PeerFinance101 blog: 7 Retirement X-Factors for Your Nest Egg. It’s never as simple as accumulating X times your salary or other “rules of thumb.” Check out: http://peerfinance101.com/retirement-x-factors-how-much-need/ Source: Financial Planning for Women