Retirees usually downsize because they no longer need a large home. Lately, more retirees are upgrading instead.
Taking care of these things will help you decide if you are really ready to retire or should hold on to your job for a few more months.
As you transition into retirement, you will experience these milestones, starting with being financially ready and telling your boss.
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Make your money last by avoiding costly mistakes. These seven yes-no questions will help you decide if you are financially prepared for early retirement.
Social Security isn't just for retirement. Disability benefits protect you during your career as well.
Jeter is getting all the attention, but he's not the only major athlete hanging up his uniform this year.
Many retirees can get more in Social Security benefits by using a strategy called file and suspend. Here's how it work.
Think twice about adopting extreme budgeting so you can retire early. You're dooming yourself to years of deprivation. Here's a better idea.
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In exchange for an upfront payment, the insurer will pay you monthly income years later. Deferred-income annuities are now marketed to younger people.
Most early retirees think their expenses will stay the same after they quit working, but that's not a safe assumption. Here's why you'll likely spend more.
Even if you intend to keep your job until your full Social Security benefits kick in, you should prepare for reality to interfere with your plans.
Don't base your retirement savings goals on what you earn. Base them on what you spend. Set aside enough to annually generate 85% to 100% of your current expenses.
Revisit your hobbies, interests and memories. Dream up new things you want to see, do and experience. Stay active and engaged with a purpose and direction.
By this point of the winter, most of us are ready for a tropical vacation. But why stop there? Why not move to the tropics? Writer Alex Planes did it. Here's his advice.