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Time For A Simple-But-Effective Retirement Checkup

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

What with all the hoopla surrounding the stock market hitting new highs and a seemingly endless supply of drama and intrigue emanating from our nation’s capital these days, you may have gotten distracted from doing your mid-year retirement checkup. That’s understandable, but you don’t want to put if off too long. Here are the three things you should do now to determine whether you’re on track to retirement and, if not, improve your outlook.  More»

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How Much Do I Have To Save To Retire With $1 Million If I’m In My 40s?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I’m in my mid-40s. How much do I need to save each year to have $1 million by the time I retire? More»

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These 3 Tips From The Rich Can Improve Your Retirement

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

“The rich are different from you and me,” novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald once supposedly confided to fellow writer Ernest Hemingway. To which Hemingway famously replied, “Yes. They’ve got more money.” Well, a new UBS Wealth Management Americas survey of more than 2,000 wealthy investors mostly age 50 or older with $1 million or more in investable suggests the affluent may also know a thing or two about preparing for retirement. To wit, here are three lessons I’ve culled from the survey that, wealthy or not, you can put to work in your own planning to boost your odds of achieving a more secure and fulfilling retirement. More»

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This One Simple Exercise Can Dramatically Improve Your Retirement Prospects

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple exercise that could help you better prepare for retirement and make you feel more confident about your prospects for a financially secure post-career life? Well, there is: Put your retirement plan in writing. More»

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I’m 60 With Little Saved—What Do I Need To Do To Retire?

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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I’m 60, earn about $80,000 a year, but have only $75,000 or so in retirement savings. What can I do to improve my retirement prospects? More»

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A Simple-But-Effective Strategy To Build A Bigger Retirement Nest Egg

By Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire

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Many young people simply can’t afford to put away the percentage of pay for retirement that experts often recommend. Seems to me it would be more realistic for them to start with whatever they can and then gradually increase that amount as their salary increases. What do you think?
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