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Many people dream of the day when they can leave the workplace for good and devote their time to family, a little rest and relaxation or their favorite hobby. In fact, according to Transamerica Center’s Annual Retirement Survey, 77 percent of workers in 2016 are actively saving for retirement, either through their employee benefits or…
Looking to Retire at 43? Couple Shares 6 Investment Tips for Early Retirement
Robert and Robin Charlton did what some people may think is impossible: They retired at the age of 43 back in 2006. They are now enjoying a life of traveling the world and blogging about their adventures. So, what’s their secret to success, and could it work for you? The Charltons — who decided not to…
3 Ways to Prioritize Debt and Save Money in Your 20s
In the early years of your adult life, debt can add up quickly. From paying back student loans to buying a car to purchasing a home, expenses may add up to more than you have in your checking or savings account. For this reason, some people turn to credit cards. Credit card debt is a…
Should You Become a One-Car Household in Retirement?
To make the most of their fixed income, many couples choose to downsize in retirement. This often can include consolidating from two or more vehicles down to one. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the cost to own and operate a vehicle can add up to almost $9,000 a year on average for every 15,000…
Affluent Arizonans Say They Need $2M to Retire
Affluent Arizonans are confident they can achieve their goals for building a comfortable retirement nest egg, the Phoenix Business Journal reported last month. According to a study by BMO Private Bank, 90 percent of those surveyed—high-net-worth Arizonans with  $1 million or more in investable assets—are optimistic that they can achieve the $2.3 million they’ll need…
Intuitive Tools for Freelancing Retirees
You’ve planned for years, you’ve worked hard and now you’re enjoying the freedom of retired life. Whether your dream is to see the world, pursue a new hobby or simply relax, becoming a retiree is the beginning of an exciting new life chapter. However, the challenges of living on a fixed income, the desire to…
Be Aware of Retirement Milestones [INFOGRAPHIC]
Retirement, for many people, is either a goal or an eventuality. In both cases, it’s something for which we should all plan. While life is a journey, how do you know where you are along the path? It’s important to be aware of important financial milestones as you consider your retirement needs and options. Our…
Four Big Questions For Atlanta Newlyweds to Consider
You’re getting married? Congratulations! But now you’re so busy, right? You’re probably spending the bulk of your time managing caterers and dresses and invitations… (Don’t forget to send your announcement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution!) But with all these wedding worries, have you talked about what will happen afterward? Have you discussed how you’re going…
save for retirement
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, almost one-third of all Americans have less than $1,000 set aside for retirement and more than half have less than $10,000. This is surprising in light of the fact that many experts warn that your future Social Security income—a traditional form of retirement income—may not be enough. Saving for…
Thinking About Early Retirement? A Few Things to Consider
Early retirement isn’t for everyone. But for those who do dream of it, it’s an idea that sounds very enticing. If you’re thinking that you’d rather not spend your sunset years toiling away at a 9-5 job, you have options. Just don’t give your notice until you’ve considered some of the following factors involved in…