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How Should I Invest My Nest Egg For Safety And Income In Retirement?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

I plan on retiring within the next year or so with about $250,000 in my retirement accounts. How do I invest that money for monthly income without going through my assets too quickly? More»

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Which Is The Better Investment For Retirement—A Managed Account or Target-Date Fund?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I’m trying to decide whether to invest my savings in a managed account or a target-date retirement fund. Which do you think I should choose? More»

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How Much Income Will You Actually Need In Retirement?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I always hear you need to replace 70% of your pre-retirement income in retirement. But now that I’m getting close to retirement, my income is a lot lower than it was earlier in my career, although my lifestyle hasn’t changed much as I’ve always lived pretty simply. So should I figure I’ll need 70% of my earlier, higher income or 70% of my more recent, lower income once I retire? More»

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When Playing It Safe With Your Money Can Actually Be Risky

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money? More»

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How To Prevent Inflation From Squeezing Your Lifestyle In Retirement

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I don’t think most people appreciate how much inflation can affect their retirement plans. Can you explain how inflation can erode purchasing power during retirement and tell us what do to deal with this threat?

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What’s The Best Way To Invest $100,000 In Today’s Market?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I have $100,000 sitting in cash that I’d like to invest. What’s the best way to do that in today’s market? More»