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"What's The Maximum Social Security Contribution?" and Other FAQs

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:21 AM

 

 

Social Security Benefits: You know the term and chances are, you're counting on them to come into play when you're ready to retire from the work force. If you're like most Americans, you probably keep watch over your paycheck's contributions to your Social Security fund, but aren't planning to use them if you're not close to retirement, especially since more people now than ever are choosing to work longer and retire later.

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Topics: Retirement, Retirement Strategy, Retirement Income, Maximizing retirement benefits, Retirement Planning

9 Good Habits of the Rich & Sucessful You Can Adopt in Your Retirement

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:20 AM

 

The lifestyles of the fabulously wealthy are everywhere; in magazines, on social media, and on your television. At times, it can seem as though these wildly successful people are doing something that you aren't; perhaps it's all the life coaches they can afford, the parties they go to where they make invaluable connections, or the panel of financial advisors keeping a close watch on every cent. While many of those with money were "born into it" there are many who weren't - those who are "self-made" millionaires, who made a series of wise decisions and capitalized on them.

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Topics: Retirement Strategy, Retirement Income, Retirement Planning

The Surprising Benefits of Life Insurance: The AmeriLife Guide Pt.2

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:20 AM

 

 

 

There's a good chance that if you're reading this you're interested in knowing more about life insurance, especially if you arrived here from our previous article, The Surprising Benefits of Life Insurance: The AmeriLife Guide Pt.1. It's not uncommon that many people consider purchasing life insurance as an afterthought or a necessary evil, but in truth, life insurance has much more to offer. 

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The Surprising Benefits of Life Insurance: The AmeriLife Guide Pt.1

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:19 AM

 

 

Life insurance is one of those subjects that don't often make it to the dinner table or family gatherings - that's a given. It's a topic that most people seldom want to discuss because of the associations people have with just the words "life insurance": death, doom, gloom, who and what you'll leave behind, and so on.

What you may be surprised to learn, is that life insurance can carry an entirely different meaning for you if spend the time to understand what it can offer you and the people you care for most.

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American Retirement Living is Drastically Changing: Here's Why

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:19 AM

 

 

As the holidays approach and 2016 draws to a close, this time of the year is often spent in reflection as a brand new year is set to begin. As a nation, we've weathered many changes to our healthcare system, growing concerns over the state of Social Security, and whether or not Americans can actually afford to retire. Despite the many questions hanging in mid-air that have yet to be answered, America continues to roll with the punches as they come while experts probe the uncertain future of a rapidly aging population.

                            

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Topics: Lifestyle

How Empty Nest Spending Could Destroy Your Retirement Fund

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:19 AM

 

Retiring: It's a pivotal moment in your life and most likely, you have a variety of plans as to how you'd like to spend it. Whether it's cross-country travel, backpacking in Europe, living on a cruise ship, or exploring hiking places in the Himalayas, retirement is supposed to be the time when you can enjoy the world after you've paid your dues working in it.However, even the best-laid plans can get derailed, but it's not always because of unforeseeable circumstances, sometimes you can be your own worst enemy.

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Topics: Retirement, Retirement Strategy, Retirement Planning

How to Plan Your Retirement Solutions in a Tentative Market

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:18 AM

 

 

The prospect of planning your retirement can be quite the overwhelming challenge, and regardless of your age or where you're at in this process, it's still important to remember that planning is a crucial part of making sure you can rest easy when all is said and done. It's no surprise that those who are more than a decade or two away from retiring don't make it a priority to put money in savings towards it, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't start!

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Topics: Retirement Strategy, Retirement Planning

3 Reasons Why Spreading Holiday Cheer Will Make You Happier

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:18 AM

 

 

 

For many people, the coming holidays have one singular and defining emotion associated: joy. Joy because the weather is cooling down, joy because family members are coming into town, joy, because no matter how hectic and stressful our lives can get, a few days out of the year allow us to focus on our most treasured traditions instead. If you're a parent or grandparent, you know that watching your children and grandchildren make cookies for Santa warms your heart, that all the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into earning the money for presents has all been worth it for the smiles and hugs.

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Topics: Lifestyle

7 Ways Travel for Seniors Can be Affordable During The Holidays

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:18 AM

 

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Topics: Retirement, Retirement Income, Retirement Planning

How to Retire Early: 7 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted by M. Rodriguez on 8/9/17 11:18 AM

 

Retiring early - it often seems like a concept that's reserved for young entrepreneurs and inventors turned millionaires, star athletes who have reached a state of physical decline, or celebrities who recede quietly from the spotlight and into product endorsement. For everyday folks who have families, mortgages, health concerns, debt, and what's left behind to consider, early retirement can appear to be out of reach.  

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Topics: Retirement

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