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Will a falling Dollar derail your plans for retirement?
by Christopher T. Lawson.How much are you willing to pay for a tank of gas?  We’ve all watched as gas prices hit record highs, but what would you do if you filled your tank and paid by credit card only to discover on your monthly statement that you paid $80 to fill an...
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Can I Afford to Retire?
by Peter F. Baigent Cfp, Clu, Chfc, Rfp.First Published Fall 1990 Almost every day I get asked, "Can I afford to retire?" Although we have very sophisticated computer programmes to answer these questions, we must first ask the client "How much do you need coming in every month, in today's ...
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Unplanned Retirement Causes
by C.c. Collins.* Debt Ridden* Severely unprepared for retirement* Under Funded* Without a StrategyThis is a very serious problem in a country that we can all remember used to assure most people of a retirement where you are taken care of financially.We all know tha...
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Justify Social Security ... Dont Save for Retirement
by Kemberly Wardlaw.It is a common question when investors review their retirement plan—should we include social security benefits into our retirement income projections?It seems the closer an investor is to retirement, the more likely he/she will include social secur...
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Retirement Planning the Offshore Way
by R.l. Williamson.Retirement Planning the Offshore WayWhy do so many of us constantly push the thought of retirement planning to the back of our minds?Reluctance…!1Reluctance to save for an event that seems so far off2Reluctance to tie in to an inflexible pension sc...
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Thinking About a Resort Retirement Home?
by Charlie Mchenry.Better Think About Buying Now!Buying Now Ensures A Choice Location and Rental Income Helps Pay for the HomeAs the Baby Boom generation ages, more and more of us are thinking of retirement homes. Dreaming of communities in the country, close to golf, ...
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Retirement In the New Age
by Michael Bosse.Retirement In the New AgeAre You Prepared For A Life of Leisure?Consider These Numbers…"At the end of WWII, there were 42 workers paying into Social Securityfor each person receiving benefits. Today, barely three people contributefor each recipient...
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Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contribution
by Kathy Abbott.Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings ContributionHere we are again its tax time. And with all the turmoil in our country not to mention in our private lives, Uncle Sam expects us to sit up and take notice of the time of year and file our tax retur...
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A Dream Retirement Or A Rude-Awakening To Financial Reality?
by Noel Peebles.It would be fair to say that most people will find their incomes at least halved the instance they retire from the workforce. The bombshell is dropped when suddenly discovering they lack the cash flow to do the things they had always dreamed of doing...
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401(k) Retirement Planning - Is it Right For You?
by Raymondcheung.The 401(k) Retirement Plan is the very first thing that comes into the mind of anyone planning his retirement. While this is a prominent retirement plan in the United States, it is also applicable in other countries with basically similar financial s...

Silver Lining For Retirees In 2008
by Tom_dawson.Those Britons due to retire next year are on track to enjoy a bright financial future, according to new research.In a study carried out by Prudential, the average age of those consumers retiring in 2008 will be 60 and 58 for men and women respectivel...
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Retirees Need Finances In Shape Before Heading Abroad
by Mark_dawson.People considering retiring abroad should ensure they have planned their finances suitably for a move to another country, including thinking about any difficulties they may face in the future, a spokesperson for charity Age Concern has said.Research ...
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Saving Money For Retirement - Are You Saving Enough?
by Marknelson.Are you worried about having enough money for your retirement? Financially are you putting enough aside? Do you know where you are saving your money?When you retire do you want to retire independently and comfortably? It is expensive to live in most ...
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How to Retire a Millionaire
by Mikahamilton.Once upon a time, a millionaire was a rare thing indeed. But that's not the case anymore. Of course, money has depreciated over time thanks to inflation, so that a million dollars now does not have the same buying power that it did in the past. But t...
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Retirement in Puerto Vallarta--how Do you Get to Paradise?
by Jim Scherrer.Paradise, as defined by some dictionaries and religions, is heaven or any environment that is ultimately pleasurable. We can't help you get to heaven; however we can give you some good tips on getting to a place that's almost ultimately pleasurable! ...
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Retirement in Puerto Vallarta--retire to Where and Do What?
by Jim Scherrer.The term "Golden Years" seems to have all kinds of connotations; to some it may mean the beginning of the end, to others more fortunate it means the years of freedom with gold! Yes, to many of the latest generation of baby boomers about to retire or ...
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Retirement in Puerto Vallarta--dont Drink the Water?
by Jim Scherrer.Years ago, the rule throughout Mexico was, don't drink the water. We moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 1997 and one of the selling features of our beautiful new villa was an in-house water purification system. It had dual cartridges, one charcoal, ...
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Retirement in Puerto Vallarta--where Exactly is Margaritaville?
by Jim Scherrer.Before deciding whether or not we want to retire to Margaritaville, we must ask, where in the world is Margaritaville? Where exactly was Jimmy Buffett when he got wasted away, searchin' for his lost shaker of salt? He was probably in Mexico because h...
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Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta Retirement
by Jim Scherrer.Some say that Banderas Bay was formed from a volcano; that it is so deep that no instruments have ever been able to accurately detect its depth. Others claim it to be two miles deep. They are all incorrect as it's merely an extension of a canyon runn...

The Worlds Top Retirement Havens in 2007
by International Living.The World's Top Retirement Havens in 2007By Laura SheridanWhether your retirement is fast approaching or just something you find yourself often dreaming about, you've probably imagined spending it in some far-flung tropical haven. But moving to a cou...
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Mini Retirements and a Lifestyle of Freedom
by Erica Vanderbeek.Sailing the Greek Islands, hiking the mountain tops of New Zealand, diving the Great Barrier Reef, watching the lions on an African safari, sipping a cool caipirinha at Carnival in Brazil, whale watching in Alaska. All once in a lifetime adventures m...
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Will You Pay Tax on Your Retirement Accounts ?
by Ian Williamson.There are several retirement accounts with tax implications. 401K accounts, Keogh accounts, Roth IRAs and standard IRAs are some of the most important and widely know retirement accounts. What is an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? An Individual ...
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Aging, Elder Care, and Senior Retirement Centers
by Luise Volta.There was a time, not that long ago, when a senior citizen could plan on living with an adult child as the years took their relentless toll. Now senior retirement centers are popping up seemingly everywhere.It's a good idea to take a look at why thes...
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Owning Retirement Property In Mexico: How To Finance The Dream
by Christine Harrell.Just a few years ago, there was no solution for financing property in Mexico. Mexican banks don't offer the kind of generous home loans that we enjoy in the United States. On the other hand, US lenders were hesitant to write loans for property loca...
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Retirement Planning and Reverse Mortgages
by Christine Harrell.Reverse mortgages are one of the most innovative and advantageous financial products available to Americans today. They aren't like refinance mortgages or second mortgages. Reverse mortgages actually allow those 62 and over to cash in on the value ...
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