Want To Know More About Retirement in the US? 5 FAQs Answered

When most people begin their working life at around 18, retirement can seem like a lifetime away.  However, it is an area that (hopefully) all people will be able to reach and engage in when they are in their late 60s. Ergo, it is best to be prepared and to begin learning as much as you can about retirement funds before you start putting your money into one.  So, if you are a bit puzzled about retirement plans and funds, this article seeks to answer five of the most commonly...
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Why Should I Save With a 401(K) Plan Instead of An IRA Plan

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Investing in a 401(k) is an effective way to save for retirement. That's because it offers several advantages, like tax-deferred growth and matching payments from your employer or plan provider. If you're eligible for both an individual retirement account (IRA) and a 401(k), you may wonder which one will offer you the best value for your money. You might need to select from reliable and trusted 401(k) providers over IRA because it offers: 1.  Tax-Free Growth Until You Withdraw Your ...
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What Retiring Early Is Actually Like

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When you mention that you’d like to retire you get a lot of strange looks. They imagine that you will be rolling in cash and looking to sip mojitos on the beach in the Caribbean. Everybody has their own ideas of what retirement should be like, but often, the people that look to retire early aren’t going to fit the mold of expectations.  Most people that retire early are doing so in their 50s that are financially literate and have a retirement plan that is more active than what their...
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5 Money-Saving Tips to Enjoy a Frugal Retirement

The financial transition from employment to retirement can be challenging. The decrease in your income will certainly lead to lifestyle changes. Remember that these changeovers aren’t a walk in the park, particularly if you are going to retirement without substantial savings. You may know that your income will decrease, but how will you know where to spend and downsize? You will realize that frugality is a crucial retirement survival skill that you need to have. In this honest and unbias...
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Plan Your Strategy for A Comfortable Retirement

Your‘re caught up in a rat race. Going to work, taking care of family expenses and you don’t realize days are flying by. You celebrate your 30th birthday, then a gala 40th birthday bash and so on. You are so busy with your career that, retirement planning is not anywhere on your priority list. But come retirement, it hits you like a thunderbolt. Bam! Why didn’t I plan for it before you think? Most people start planning for retirement close to retirement age. They get so entangled with day-to...
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A Review Of Britain’s Pension Performance

Media attention and auto-enrolment have pushed pensions to the front of our minds, but how has Britain’s pension performance altered over time? Each quarter, True Potential Investor — a UK personal pension and investment specialist — creates their Tackling The Savings Gap: Consumer Savings and Debt Data report. The campaign was launched in 2013 and to date has polled 30,000 people to determine current attitudes to pensions, savings and financial knowledge in the UK. Using findings from th...
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How Retirement Plans Are Changing

Just like life goals differ depending on the individual, so do retirement plans. However, are pension pressures and debt demands changing what we’re dreaming of? A recent survey by True Potential suggests so. It seems that recent findings show that different generations have different expectations when it comes to retirement. For a number of years, a round-the-world trip has been the retirement dream for many — and it seems that 25-34 year olds are keeping this dream alive. Different age ...
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4 Ways To Plan A Smart Retirement

Retirement is a matter of concern for almost anybody across the world. Once the inflow of income stops, the reserve funds always seem to run out faster than expected. And soon, people face a terrible financial situation where they are forced to compromise on a lifestyle that they have become accustomed to their whole lives. (more…)
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Never Withdraw From Your IRA

Never withdraw from your IRA. There are a lot of good reasons not to do so, including penalties if you're under 59 1/2 years old. There are also times when the expression "rules are made to be broken" applies. Why shouldn't you withdraw? What are the advantages and disadvantages? And when should you disregard the advice to never withdraw from your IRA? Penalties and Taxes on Withdrawing From Your IRA Early Accessing the income you've set aside for the future might seem like a good idea durin...
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