The Best Life

December 2010


2011 Tax Outlook for Seniors

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Most seniors will get no special breaks from the recently enacted tax package. Still, tax experts note that the extension of current tax rates will create a stable planning environment. They advise seniors to take advantage of the next two years to build a plan that will help them reduce taxes as ...

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10 Reasons to Feel Optimistic About the Future

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As 2010 comes to a close, the country seems to be finding some solid footing. After more than three years of what seemed like an economic free-fall, there is a sense that we’ve seen the worst. Maybe we’re not moving in the right direction just yet. But we’ve stopped moving in the wrong direction.

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5 Big Money Uncertainties for Retirees

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As 2010 draws to a close, people in or nearing retirement face a particularly uncertain financial future. The government has approved a package of tax breaks, jobless benefits, and other stimulus spending. But these fixes will last only a year or two and virtually guarantee big shifts down the ...

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Best Places for Military Retirees

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After an adult lifetime being sent, at government expense, to wherever the government tells you to live, military retirees can face especially challenging decisions about where to start the next chapter of their lives. Usually in their 40s, with pensions averaging half of their pay, nearly all ...

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Retirement Advice for Middle-Income Retirees

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The squeeze is on for representative middle-income retirees. Most are living on little besides Social Security and don't have much flexibility in their retirement finances, according to a series of advisory profiles prepared by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). Couples are better-positioned than ...

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