Should You Retire at the Same Time As Your Spouse?

If you and your spouse are making plans to retire, you’re probably wondering whether it’s a good idea to retire at the same time. Retirement is a decision that should be carefully thought out; here are some things to consider when deciding whether to retire at the same time as your spouse.
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Retiring as a Small Business Owner

Small business owners often invest funds back into their business to promote growth, but you should consider saving at least a small percentage of your revenue as a backup plan. You may also want to make sure that your business is viable even if you leave. Instead of spending all of your time working within your business, you should focus time working on your business.
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Retirement Success

Retirement can invoke a mix of conflicting emotions from anticipation to fear, excitement to anxiety. It’s one of the biggest life changes we experience in our adult lives. Most of us anticipate and save for it for decades. But, going from receiving a paycheck for most of your adult life to living off the wealth you have amassed is no doubt an unnerving transition. 

Have I saved enough to live off of? How will I spend my time? Will I have a successful retirement?

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Avoiding Retirement Woes

How to Avoid Retirement Woes

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the top concern of retirees is running out of money. While it’s a known fact that many of us don’t begin to save for retirement when we should, it appears that nearly half of all current retirees are concerned about outliving their retirement funds. However, there are some things you can do now to help mitigate the very real risk of outliving your retirement funds. These include the following:

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Start Saving for Retirement Today

Time certainly goes by fast. One day you’re interviewing for your first job and the next thing you know you’re a few short years from applying for Social Security.

If you’ve planned for your retirement, you’ll likely have a good stash of funds saved.  But the unfortunate news is that according to the ​Insured Retirement Institute,​ 42 percent of baby boomers have nothing saved for retirement, and even those that have saved don’t have nearly enough to survive on.

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Why Should I Think About Retirement Planning?

If you’ve only just begun your career and are starting to collect a decent paycheck, the last thing on your mind is probably retirement planning. When you’re in your twenties and thirties, retirement can feel light years away, but it will get here much quicker than you can imagine. And when it does, you’ll want to be prepared.

And for those in their 40s and 50s, remember that it’s never too late to start saving for retirement. The most important thing is to just start.

Here are some tips for getting started:

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