[Retirement Planning] Videos

There are 3 steps you can take today that will increase your chances of being able to successfully retire.

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People in the military usually have a much different retirement plan than ordinary civilians so they should use a special military retirement calculator when planning for an ideal retirement. Military retirement calculators should provide information that will help each person make important decisions. Usually military people are eligible for retirement earlier than civilians. This means that they might have to save more money faster to have a great retirement or plan to find another job after their retirement from the military. People in the military should consider these factors when working with a military retirement calculator to make their plans for the future.

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Nobody wants to work forever. Most people plan to retire at some point in their lives, usually around fifty or so. Planning for retirement is something that should be done way ahead of that point, however, and there’s no better time to start than the present. If you don’t know how to plan for this time, there is help available. You can go visit a financial planner, you can talk to your employer about your 401K if it’s available, and you can even go out and buy some financial planning software if you want to go it alone. Planning for retirement can be fun, and it should be. After all, this is the time you are supposed to lay back and relax after years of hard work and looking forward to that time can be the motivation most of us need to get started with our planning.

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One of the best things that you can do for yourself in your lifetime is prepare and plan properly for retirement. You want to be able to do more than just live comfortably after you retire, you want to be able to maintain the same lifestyle that you did before, if not better, and this can only be done with proper and effective planning and management skills.

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For those individuals who have no financial acumen at all, they may want to consider using retirement planning services to help them devise a plan for when they are no longer working. While it is your money, your savings and your retirement future, if you choose to use retirement planning services it may pay to follow their advice, since you are paying for their services. Some financial services companies offer this service free as long as your investments and savings are held by their companies others charge a flat fee for helping you put your financial life in order.

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There may be several complicated calculations that need to be made to determine a person’s retirement income and expenses, but there is a simple retirement calculator that gives a good snapshot of whether a person can afford to retire when they reach a certain age. In its most simplified form, a simple retirement calculator looks at projected income and anticipated expenses to tell whether the potential retiree has enough money to cover all of their expenses.

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Retirement planning cannot be started too early. People who start their retirement planning a couple of years before they want to quit their jobs will probably find it an impossibility. They might be very disappointed and discouraged. Retirement planning can start when an individual gets their first paycheck at any age. People should look at the benefits that they receive from their employer to decide on all the options that are available to the employees. Some employers have retirement plans for all of the people on the payroll. Some of the benefits can make a significant difference to retirement planning and enjoyment so people should investigate their options with great care.

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By Tim Gorman

The word retirement is accepted favorably by some and with trepidation by others. It means one thing to you and probably something completely different to your neighbor. Some people look forward to pursuing new hobbies or interests while others look forward to relaxing. Regardless of what retirement means to you, one thing always holds true – you need a retirement plan if you want a secure retirement. You need some retirement planning advice.

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By Jeffrey Hauser

I was incredibly lucky. I was hired on to a major corporation at age 30 and worked for 25 years. They offered a buyout to anyone with 25 years service and who also reached the age of 55. It was a lump sum offer equal to 3 years income. Now that may not sound like much, but without revealing the actual offer, with conservative investing it would reach a million dollars in 10 years. So, at age 65, I could draw social security and have a $50,000 a year income with a five percent investment strategy. Not bad considering also I have no mortgage or other payments. But, let’s go back a few years to the summer of 2004 when that event occurred.

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By: Obinna Heche

When you are dealing with a home business, you might find that some of your finances are run a little bit differently. For instance, you might not have a retirement account with your home business like you would if you were working for a company that set one up for you automatically. This might be fine if you are only running your home business for a few years and then planning on going back to work but if you want this home business to be what you are doing for the rest of your life, it is going to be very important that you save for retirement.

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By Jeffery Voudrie

Everyone would love to retire early, but they also desire to be free from the fear of running out of money. Changing your attitude toward investing and the approach you take will help you accomplish both. Read on to see how you can retire years sooner and make you money last decades longer.

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By Tom Turner

We live in a generation where people are living longer lives than in the past. We are more aware of taking care of ourselves and eating healthier and as a result, we are living longer lives. There are many older retired people today than ever before, and many are choosing to live in a retirement community. This simply means that they are choosing to live near other retired people their own age with the same type of living conditions and interests in mind. The old saying there is safety in numbers can really apply to the older set of retired people. The look after each other and do many things together. This article will talk about some of the benefits to living in a retirement community.

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By Harriet Hodgson

After they retire many people move into a smaller apartment, condominium, or town home. Simple as it sounds, downsizing takes lots of planning and time. Many retirement communities have long waiting lists and if you are thinking of downsizing you need to start now.

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By Jeffrey Hauser

Not necessarily. Actually, it depends on your definition of ‘hard.’ I began a 401K and pension fund when I was hired on at my company 24 years ago. Today, I have a nice retirement. But that was just my individual case and I’m sure your circumstance is far different. So let’s focus on you, instead. Whether you’re twenty or forty, you have to make a tough decision. You have to do without something now to benefit later. In other words, you have to save money now, and that means sacrifice.

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By Randy John

It is easy for an adult to ask a child what they want to do when they grow up. There are limitless possibilities available to them. When you grow older, this question should still be asked, even beyond the work force.

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