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Nov 22, 2017
7 Steps To Getting Your Finances Back On Track
Michael F. Kay
Weíre headlong into autumn with crisp air and fall foliage. With the change of season, especially if you live in a cooler area of the country, you take specific steps to prepare your home for the cold weather: you push the screens up and pull the storm windows down. You take in the outdoor furniture and take in the hoses. Thereís a certain habit youíve established every year to get yourself ready. Iíve been watching the squirrels gather acorns for their winter survival.

The same mentality should be established as it relates to your financial life for redirecting your thinking from summer relaxation to a strong, focused effort to make your life more financially secure. More info...

Nov 22, 2017
Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring
Chuck Saletta
Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime of hard work. While the post-work years can truly be golden for those who plan for them, many retirees are caught off guard by the facts of their new life.
Click through the slideshow to see the six things you should know about before you leave the working world for good. More info...

Nov 21, 2017
A Solution For The Top Concern In Retirement Planning: Running Out Of Money
Cindy Collins
Most of us dream of living a nice, long retirement during which we can enjoy time with family, relax and not have to worry about waking up to an alarm clock every day. But that retirement dream requires a financial strategy to achieve -- and a good financial strategy to make it last.

With the average life expectancy longer than it's ever been, it is necessary for savings and retirement income to last much longer than many expect. This can be a difficult feat, as many Americans havenít saved nearly enough to get through just a few years in retirement, much less 20 or 30. More info...

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