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Ladies, It’s Not Just Shopping that Can Derail Your Retirement

Ladies, It’s Not Just Shopping that Can Derail Your Retirement

(Originally Posted at Barber Financial Group) When it comes to financial planning, statistically speaking, women are lagging behind. Despite the fact that females control $5 trillion in investable assets, represent more than 51% of the workforce, and are starting their own companies at twice the rate of men. * Now this is not an article […]

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Have You Planned for Retirement Risks?

Have You Planned for Retirement Risks?

(Originally Posted at Barber Financial Group) When it comes to the word “risk”, it can mean a lot of different things to different people. Some view risk as a negative thing, especially if they made a decision in their past that ended badly. Risk to others is an exciting opportunity because it’s often thought the […]

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7 Investing Blind Spots … That Could Crash Your Chances of Retiring Successfully.

We see it all the time, meeting after meeting. Boomers getting ready to retire and having an image or an idea of what their retirement life will be like. These lifestyles run from one edge of the spectrum to the other. Some dream of a quiet lifestyle taking each day at a leisurely pace, others […]

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Is the Government Cheating You Out of Thousands of Dollars in Retirement?

For some of you, this next statement probably won’t come as a big surprise, but for some of you the government is making it more and more difficult for you to retire every day. In fact, they’re cheating some of you out of thousands of dollars of your hard-earned money every single year. You may […]

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How to Help Avoid the Social Security Tax Trap

Surprises in life can sometimes be a really fun thing, unless it’s related to your taxes. Unfortunately, many baby boomers are shocked to find out after claiming their Social Security benefits that they could be taxed as much as 85% on those same benefits! So while you are writing a check to Uncle Sam for […]

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The Retirement Cash-Flow Conundrum

One of the scariest things for many baby boomers when it comes to retirement is not having a scheduled paycheck hitting their bank account from their employer on a regular basis, especially if you haven’t been working with a good, proactive financial advisor. Will there be enough cash coming in that you can continue to […]

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7 Things You Can Control in Retirement Planning

Have you ever worried about something … you couldn’t control? Of course you have. You worry about stuff at work, you worry about your kids, but oftentimes we worry about the stuff that’s totally out of our control. There are also some things you simply CAN’T control when planning for your retirement. You can’t control […]

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15 Very Expensive Retirement Mistakes

As you plan to retire, you’re faced with all kinds of decisions. Decisions about risk, how you’ll generate income in retirement, how and when you’ll claim your (and your spouse’s) social security benefits, your investments, taxes, and the list goes on and on. But as you come to these various forks in the road, the […]

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