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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 Do You Tell When It’s The Right Time To Retire?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

Ask Real Deal Retirement

How will I know when it’s the right tie to retire? Is there a barometer that experts rely on to know when it’s the right time to go?

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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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The Best Ways To Save And Invest For Retirement On A Tight Budget

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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My husband and I are in our early 40s and have two children. We live paycheck to paycheck, although we do manage to contribute a small percentage of pay to our 401(k)s. What are good retirement investments for someone without a lot of money?
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The Right Way To Save And Invest To Build Wealth

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I’m just starting out in my career and have managed to save up $1,500 dollars so far. I want to start saving more and invest it in a way that can best put the benefits of compounding investing to work for me. Any suggestions? More»

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3 Major Errors That Can Derail Your Retirement Planning

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

If you’ve been saving diligently and investing prudently for retirement, that’s terrific. But it’s not enough. Even people who get the fundamentals right often fall down when it comes to other key areas of retirement planning. Which is why you want to avoid these three big mistakes that new research shows can often trip us up and undermine our retirement planning efforts. More»