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She’s 63 and living by the beach in Mexico on $1,000 a month: ‘I can’t imagine living in the U.S. again’

After losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazine. Here are the pros and cons of her life abroad.

by Catey Hill
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We love to ski but are struggling even with a $1 million house budget — what’s an affordable ski town where we can retire?

Oh, it should have good lakes and water sports nearby and not be too touristy.

by Silvia Ascarelli
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I’m 65, have $500,000 in cash, no ‘impressive’ work résumé and am terrified of investing — can I retire?

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by Alessandra Malito
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4 questions to ask yourself about living to 100 — because there’s a chance you will

Longevity should have you asking yourself a few questions about your old age.

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There are six types of retirees — which are you?

Everyone transitions to retirement differently.

by Alessandra Malito

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What fat tails have to do with retirement finance

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Trying to motivate older employees? Here’s how to tailor your strategy to boost their performance

Motivation is never one-size-fits-all

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How to cut tax bills with smart charitable giving strategies

COVID-19 has hurt giving and increased need

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Fear-based investing can be your worst enemy

Pessimistic voices just ramp up the anxiety

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I’m a 32-year-old stay-at-澳门拉斯维加斯app下载home mom, and my husband earns $150,000 a year. Will I ever be able to enjoy a retirement?

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I’m 60, my wife thinks ‘money is for spending,’ I just lost my job and plan to retire — how can we avoid money fights?

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We still owe $46,000 on our mortgage — should we deplete savings to pay it off before we retire in 2021?

I want to pay it off; my wife doesn't want to deplete our savings.

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‘To hell with it’: She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize, where a couple can get ‘everything you could imagine’ for under $50,000 a year

She moved to a beautiful, laid-back island in Belize in 2013. Here’s the surprising reason she’s returning to North America.

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I am 66 years old, retired, and now need to go back to work full time — how can I start over?

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Should I take a $1,913-a-month pension or a $445,000 lump sum?

You have a few things to consider, including how much money you need and how much risk you can tolerate.

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Want to fix Social Security? Here’s a genius idea

Here's a plan everyone can get behind

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I moved out of California in retirement — but it wasn’t because of taxes

You'd be surprised at how well California stacks up against other western states for retirees.

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We retired to Athens without speaking Greek — here’s how we got the easy travel and affordable life we wanted

This couple left Arkansas and live on $3,000 a month in the capital of Greece.

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Age discrimination gets real: Lessons from the last recession

Age discrimination by employers due to the pandemic is moving from a hypothetical to a real issue, but there are ways to protect yourself.

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3 reasons a trust may make sense for your family even though your name isn’t Trump, Gates or Rockefeller

Trusts can help reduce estate taxes and give you added flexibility on how assets get divided up after your death.

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Social Security Chief Andrew Saul is fixing the way the agency assists older Americans

In recent years, the Social Security Administration had a pretty lousy — and worsening — reputation for customer services. Then Andrew Saul was sworn in.

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What you can do if you find yourself suddenly retired

This year saw a surge of early retirements, but many haven’t saved enough to maintain their standard of living.

by Liz Weston
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This is one of the most important and difficult calculations in retirement planning

If you get it wrong, you could save too little, too much, or end up working too long.

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Can I reverse a Roth conversion?

Make sure your advice is sound

by Dan Moisand
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Confused about Social Security — including spousal benefits, claiming strategies and how death and divorce affect your monthly income?

Social Security claiming — like life — can be complicated

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What is the secret to aging well?

Learning to age well requires an emotional shift, says longevity expert Marc Freedman

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