Tag Archives: retirement planning

4 ways to max out your retirement contributions

This year, the IRS has increased limits on 401(k) and other employer retirement accounts: Instead of the $17,500 employees could contribute in 2014, that limit has been bumped up to $18,000. Those 50 or older can contribute an extra $6,000, … Continue reading

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4 healthcare costs to consider for retirement

Want to make your money last as long as you do? Don’t forget to consider healthcare costs. According to the latest research from the Employee Benefits Research Institute, a married couple with median prescription drug expenses should aim to save … Continue reading

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4 tips on how to start a discussion on retirement

I’m not going to pretend money is romantic. But many of the things you can do with money are romantic: The average person will spend close to $131 on Valentine’s Day, taking their loved one out to dinner, on a … Continue reading

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Don’t overlook the value of your 401(k)

We know how 401(k)’s work. Money is pulled out of your paycheck before it ever lands in your bank account and, if you’re lucky, your company matches your contribution up to a certain percent and the money grows tax deferred … Continue reading

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A conversation about retirement planning with my husband

If meeting with my accountant to pay taxes was enough to make me crawl under his desk and start popping anti-anxiety pills— you cannot imagine how much fun I have planning for retirement with my husband. Conversations with my husband, … Continue reading

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5 tips for juggling financial priorities

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to managing your money is juggling financial priorities: Should you save for your own future or college for your kids? Put money in an emergency fund or pad your 401(k)? Pay down … Continue reading

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Love and money

I’m not going to pretend money is romantic. But many of the things you can do with money are romantic: The average person will spend close to $131 on Valentine’s Day, taking their loved one out to dinner, on a … Continue reading

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When to step in and takeover your parents finances

According to research from the Indiana University School of Medicine, about a quarter of people age 65 or older have at least slight cognitive impairment. For many adult children of this group, the stat brings up an important question: When … Continue reading

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Have you really thought about what your retirement will look like?

I have a friend I’ve spoken about her many times before. She gave up her life here in North Carolina to take a job up north, so she could start taking actual steps towards her retirement dream of a building … Continue reading

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When do you qualify for old?

When do qualify for old? Is it based on age or attitude? My age still rounds down to 50, I certainly don’t feel old. Yet I remember when my parents were 50 and they seemed ancient. I do believe that … Continue reading

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