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Purchasing vacation homes, visiting grandchildren, traveling abroad, working a rewarding part-time job, and taking up a new hobby are all common goals for new retirees. The problem is most of these things cost money. In addition to your lifelong goals, unexpected medical needs or family crises will likely become an added expense during retirement. No …

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There are many Retirement Calculators out there, insert your numbers and Ta-Dah! The calculator spits out how much money you need to have in order to retire. But these calculators can’t guarantee how much money you will need in retirement. What chunk of your money will inflation gnaw off throughout your retirement? Are your retirement …

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There are many retirement calculators that will tell you how much you need to have in order to retire. But there are no calculators that can guarantee how much money you will need in retirement.  That is because the calculators used in typical financial planning are based on some interesting assumptions.  For example, The 70% …

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Retirement Remastered – Smart Strategy for Passive Income in Your Golden Years by John McFie A Broken Retirement System It’s no secret that America’s retirement system is broken. The problem has been compounding for a few decades and it’s getting worse. It started with Company pension plans also known as defined benefit plans. These plans …

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One of the biggest things that retired Americans are doing that costs them serious money is home improvements.[i]  Either by fixing up their existing home to sell or merely to finally have the home of their dreams, newly retired seniors are throwing away their money believing that these kind of home improvements will actually prove …

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Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸 It’s a great time to consider how you exercise your Financial FREEDOM. Financial planning used to be simple. Today there are infinite possibilities – some good – some bad. You want sustainable Passive Income in your Golden Years? Now is the best time to optimize your money – create stability and …

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The Federal Reserve is at it again.  Raising interest rates, as if they have some crystal ball that tells them what only God could know, what is a fair and authentic interest rate. Here’s the crux of the matter.  The U.S. monetary system depends on deposits, loans, and interest to fuel it.  If the Fed …

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Millions of Americans are finding out the hard way that the money they were promised for their retirement is gone!  Which means it is NOT there for them. That’s right.  People don’t want to talk or hear about it, but according to the latest research out of Boston College, 1 out of 4 corporate pension …

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What a loaded question! So many variables – and most likely, some still unknown. But it is important to have some idea of where you want to go so you can plan and save to get there. Today we explore a few high-level examples to reveal how much you might need for retirement. How much …

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Pension plans have for the most part disappeared unless you work for the government.  And defined contribution plans (401ks) have and continue to fail in bridging the income gap which independent retirement accounts (IRAs) and social security were supposed to fill.  That being said, those aware of smart money management principles often encourage their clients …

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