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Expenses for Seniors are Rising Faster

Expenses for Seniors Are Rising Faster Than Their Social Security Checks Social Security benefits haven’t kept pace with the soaring cost of prescription drugs and other expenses for seniors, leading to a 30% drop in benefits’ purchasing power since 2000, according to a study to be released next week by The Senior Citizens League, a […]

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The First (and Last) Step to Financial Satisfaction? Defining ‘Enough’

The First (and Last) Step to Financial Satisfaction? Defining ‘Enough’ By CARL RICHARDS MAY 1, 2017  I have a secret for you. This secret will allow you to double your income in 18 months for only five more hours of work per week. Do you want to know the secret? If you answered “yes,” I […]

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Retirement Ready

Retirement Ready. Retirement ready is where planning in the pre-retirement stage of your life is vitally important. Plan before retirement and rest easier. Being in the home stretch leading up to retirement can feel great, but financial advisers say even the savviest people can miscalculate or overlook important components when it comes to their retirement […]

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Millennials Stressed Out About Finances

Millennials Stressed Out About Finances – Worrying about your finances is common in the workplace — but for millennials, it’s even more pronounced.   A new study shows that millennials are far more likely to spend hours at work concerned about their financial stress than their older colleagues.About 67% of millennials say financial stress overtakes their ability to […]

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Baby Boomer Retirement Savings | Pulling Investments Too Soon

An interesting read via Time.com by Dan Kadlec getting into the nitty gritty of retirement savings and specifically the habits of baby boomer retirees. — Retirees Are Too Pessimistic on Their Investments—And It’s Costing Them  Dan Kadlec | May 15, 2017 Growing old and cranky is a cliché that rings less true every time Jane Fonda walks […]

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Real Estate Investing in Orange County | New High: $675k

Orange County home prices hit record high once again. Spoilers: They’re still not reaching housing bubble peaks of 2007.  But what does this mean for real estate investing?  Steady growth is always good for long term investments but be speedy growth can be a bit more risky. Jeff Collins writes an informative piece for The Orange County […]

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Lowfat Listicle: 10 Best Retirement Investments

TheBalance.com has a listicle up on the 10 best retirement investments. Here’s the skinny: 1 and 2 – Play the Market 3 – Not technically an investment 4 – Bonds! 5 – Contact Us (for REI) 6 and 7 – Slightly complex planning 8 – Difficulty: Advanced 9 – More stock market stuff 10 – REI […]

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And the Average Cost of Retirement Is…

Good article from Fool.com!  The key is implementing your plan early so there is plenty of time to build your savings and choose your investments wisely. We like real estate within the retirement plans because it is secure and predictable. — The Average Cost of Retirement Is $738,400: Will You Have Enough? Your retirement is likely the biggest […]

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Don’t Mess Around With Government Pensions

Bloomberg View’s Megan McArdle provides an interesting look at government pensions and ensuring their longevity and proving the importance of a diverse retirement plan.  Visit our Investment Properties page to get on our buyers list and secure comfort and ease for your golden years. No one likes making pension fund payments. You have to take money […]

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