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How Women Can Narrow the Retirement Saving Gender Gap?

Steps toward saving more & revitalizing your retirement strategy. When it comes to retirement saving, many women lag behind many men. Historically, that has been the case. The 2015 edition of Financial Finesse’s annual survey, The Gender Gap in Financial Literacy,...

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How Can Women Save More for Retirement?

Suggestions to accelerate & maintain the pace of the effort. Numerous articles have mentioned the obstacles women can face as they save for retirement. Turning from the negative, here are some positive factors that may help women save more. Financial literacy....

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Do Women Face Greater Retirement Challenges Than Men?

If so, how can they plan to meet those challenges? A new study has raised eyebrows about the retirement prospects of women. It comes from the National Institute on Retirement Security, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization based in Washington, D.C. Studying...

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Women & Retirement Perceptions

Will the reality of retirement live up to expectations? After 55, do women think more about retirement than men? One recent survey found that to be true. Fidelity Investments polled 12,000 retirement savers 55 and older and found that, within the past 24 months, 59%...

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The Difference Between Good & Bad Debt

Some debts are worth assuming, but others exert a drag on retirement saving. Who will retire with substantial debt? It seems many baby boomers will – too many. In a 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, 44% of boomers reported that they were concerned about...

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Saving for College and Retirement

Tips on trying to meet two great financial goals at once. Saving for retirement is a must. Saving for college is certainly a priority. How do you do both at once? Saving for retirement should always come first. After all, retirees cannot apply for financial aid;...

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Life Insurance with Long Term Care Riders

As conventional LTC policies grow costlier, alternatives have emerged. The price of long term care insurance is really going up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you have noticed much costlier premiums for LTC...

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How Can LTC Insurance Help You Protect Your Assets?

Plan to create a pool of healthcare dollars that you can use when the time comes. How will you pay for long-term care? At the moment, you may not be able to answer that question – but long-term care insurance can provide an answer for you. Why are baby boomers opting...

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Could Social Security Really Go Away?

Just how gloomy does its future look? Will Social Security run out of money in the 2030s? For years, Americans have been warned about that possibility. Those warnings, however, assume that no action will be taken to address Social Security’s financial challenges....

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