The Best Life

May 2011


8 Retirement Investing Essentials

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Save, save, and save some more is one of the mantras of retirement preparation. These days, it's been joined by "work, work, and work some more." People have responded to investment, employment, and housing shocks by deciding to continue working. Some surveys show people are typically adding a full ...

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A Look at How IRA Owners Invest

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In a large study of individual retirement accounts, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found that IRA investment decisions have been very similar to those seen in employer-provided 401(k) plans. In both cases, there is substantial evidence that people understand the need to diversify ...

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Consumers Map Best Retirement Planning Moves

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Ellen Rinaldi recently started to think more seriously about retirement, and wanted some advice. Unlike most of us, she has an unbelievably rich pool of potential advisers. Rinaldi is head of information security at Vanguard, the investment and retirement firm based in Valley Forge, Penn. She has ...

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Time Running Out for Medicare Fix

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The annual trustee reports for Social Security and Medicare were released late last week. It was hard to find any good news for retirees in the continued financial erosion of both programs. Perhaps the best that can be said is that the problems with Medicare have become so acute that Social ...

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6 Ways to Plan for Your Later Years

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Coming to terms with the realities of your later years can be one of the toughest challenges of aging. America is geared to youth and even acknowledging the inevitability of aging may be considered a form of cultural disloyalty.

So let's accept and applaud that 80 can be the new 60, that millions of ...

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4 Fixes for Behavioral Investing Mistakes

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Behavioral economics is making a serious impact on the way people approach lots of decisions. Gone is the classic view of humans as rational decision makers who will always do the logical thing if presented with solid information. We've known better for years. Now a growing body of economic thought ...

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