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Retirement Crisis? Depends On Which Retirees You’re Talking About

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

Despite all the talk of a retirement crisis and fears of people running through their savings too quickly, a new study finds that retirees who have spent nearly two decades in retirement have not only been able to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living after calling it a career, but have managed to do so while keeping their nest egg largely intact. Unfortunately, the study also warns that future retirees may find it much more difficult to achieve anything close to the same feat. More»

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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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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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How To Overcome Your Biggest Retirement Fear

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

There’s no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your retirement security: inflation eroding your purchasing power; health care costs breaking your budget; market slumps wreaking havoc with your investing strategy. But one concern looms especially large: depleting your nest egg prematurely. Indeed, when Allianz recently asked some 3,000 people as part of its 2017 Generations Ahead study which they fear most, death or outliving their money in retirement, nearly two-thirds chose running out of dough over meeting the Grim Reaper. More»