The Right Way To Balance Growth And Safety When Investing Your Retirement Nest Egg

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I have a retired friend who knows he needs growth to ensure his nest egg will last throughout retirement, but at the same time is nervous about the investing in the stock market. Any advice for how he should invest? More»

A Geezer Journalist’s Financial Advice For New College Grads

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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It's that time of year again, when politicians, activists, business honchos and other luminaries don cap and gown to dispense sage advice to newly minted college grads in the time-honored form of commencement speeches. Somehow I didn't receive a request to speak. Maybe my less-than-cum laude record as a student at Penn more than 40 years ago scared schools off. But I've never been one to let the mere lack of an invitation stop me from weighing in. So here, from someone who's spent the bulk of his career writing about personal finance, are five tips and observations designed to help recent grads get onto the right financial path. More»

How To Enjoy A More Worry-Free Retirement

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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My wife and I are retired, have a comfortable income and a substantial nest egg. We have a nice home and no debt. Still, I worry constantly about our financial future. What can we do to better enjoy the retirement we've worked and saved for More»

Can You Pass The Retirement Quiz Most Seniors Have Flunked?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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4 Things You Need To Do If You Want To Retire Early

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I'm 48 years old and would like to retire by the time I'm 55. What do I need to do make that happen? More»

2 Smart-But-Easy Ways To Improve Your Financial Health

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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You may be financially fit—but are you financially healthy? It's an important distinction. Achieving true financial health isn't just a matter of saving money and building wealth. There's also an emotional component that involves feeling positively about your finances and your ability to determine your financial future. Which means that in order to attain true financial health, you need to ensure that both the economic and emotional dimensions of your finances are sound. New research from Morningstar points to two techniques that can help. More»