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The late Jane Bennett Clark, who passed away in March 2017, covered all facets of retirement and wrote a bimonthly column that took a fresh, sometimes provocative look at ways to approach life after a career. She also oversaw the annual Kiplinger rankings for best values in public and private colleges and universities and spearheaded the annual "Best Cities" feature. Clark graduated from Northwestern University.
After a long stretch of calm and a relentless rally, the stock market appears to be taking a breather. No one should be surprised -- unless you’re surprised it took so long for this bull market to take ...
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After a long stretch of calm and a relentless rally, the stock market could be headed for trouble. Stock market corrections, typically defined as a loss between 10% and 20% from the peak, occur about every ...
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You follow the rules as best you can and figure you’ll get what you’re entitled to when you finally claim Social Security. But with this program, timing is everything. At best, you’ll have to wait ...
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If you hope to quit your job earlier rather than later, here's how to make it work.
Working into the second half of your sixties (or even longer) can mean a happier, more financially secure retirement when you finally leave your job.
Here are six good reasons for working at least a ...
Most people don’t know even the basic rules of Social Security. That can lead to filer’s remorse—and thousands of forgone dollars.
Missed the deadline? The IRS may cut you some slack.
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Travelers who are age 62 and older are in for some sweet deals.
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Most retirees of moderate means, as well as those who are affluent, don't even spend all of their income, much less draw down the principal in their nest egg.
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The most critical phase of retirement may just be the year before you leave your job. Use the time to get your plan squared away.
Overwhelmed by your impending retirement? Your employer may be able to assist with the transition.
Strategies to get on the same page – or chart a new course.