Retirement

Dogs can inspire you to make good retirement planning decisions! iStockphoto: ChristinLola Most older working Americans face serious retirement planning challenges: To generate enough money to afford retirement, they’ll either need to work beyond age 65, reduce their standard of living, or do some combination of the two. These are tough challenges, and most people
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Many Renters and Homeowners Have Trouble Paying Their Bills in the Recession. Getty Millions of renters and homeowners could face evictions and foreclosure as many have trouble paying their bills in the recession. With temporary job losses turning permanent and the unemployment rate still at double digit rates, many families do not earn enough to
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Growing Plant On Money – Finance Investment Concept Getty Monthly dividend stocks are securities that pay a dividend every month instead of quarterly or annually. More frequent dividend payments mean a smoother income stream for investors, notes Ben Reynolds; the editor of Sure Dividend and contributor to MoneyShow.com provides a countdown of his 5 top
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By Sarah McKinney Gibson, Next Avenue Contributor John Frick and students Courtesy of John Frick While the pandemic has put in-person mentoring on indefinite hold, a growing number of older adults are finding virtual ways to make and broaden meaningful intergenerational connections. Here are five of their stories: Ervan Caesar: Mentoring Teens in the Youth
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TOPLINE The stock market took a hit from disappointing unemployment data and a rising number of coronavirus cases Thursday morning, but rebounded after U.S. regulators said they would ease post-financial crisis restrictions on big banks. Several states are seeing record numbers of new coronavirus cases. Spencer Platt/Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average
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This has been a hard year for retirement savers. The National Bureau of Economic Research says the U.S. entered a recession in late February, and some estimates say 2020 will see a six percent contraction in GDP. But you look at the stock market and see a totally different story. From its mid-February top of
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Take the time you need to learn about retirement income strategies. Getty How should you deploy your retirement savings to generate lifetime income? That’s one of several critical decisions pre-retirees face as they approach retirement.  To help you answer this question, let’s look at the “Retirement Income Scorecard” that I developed to estimate the amount
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African-Americans are More Likely To Fall Ill and Die From Covid-19 Than Whites Getty Amid massive nationwide protests over the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest data shows massive racial disparities in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The share of African-Americans among
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor Imani Woody, Larry Curley, Ron Long Next Avenue What does the future of aging in America look like? For answers, every year we ask some of our newest Influencers in Aging to offer their views at the American Society on Aging’s Aging in America conference. The pandemic turned this
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