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Options for Investing Small Amounts

Can you really build wealth with as little as $50 a month? You could waste it, or you could build a nest egg with what you have. Try these options for investing small amounts.

Empty Nesters: Don't Let Your Food Budget Fly the Coop

Don’t toss your frugal ways by the wayside just because you’ve emptied the nest, especially when it comes to the food budget. Here’s a look at how empty nesters can keep the food budget in check and save that money for more exciting things.

How To Ease Into Helping Elderly Parents With Their Finances

Finances can be a hard topic to broach with an elderly parent, especially if they are unable to recognize that they might need help managing their money. Here are some tips for easing into assisting your parents with their finances.

Protecting Your Finances From Yourself

The possibility of mental decline is something no one wants to consider, but it certainly does happen. As you build financial resources for old age, it’s also important to take these steps to create safety nets to protect those resources from yourself if you experience your own mental decline.

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5+ Years Until Retirement

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Legal Documents You Need In Your 50s

You may be retired but your finances aren’t. And your lifestyle and credit needs have changed. So you’ll still need to manage your credit card use, but it may be a bit differently than before.

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Managing Your 401k In Your 50s

Here are some steps you should take once you reach 50 to maximize the benefits you’ll receive from your 401k when you retire. What you do now could make a big difference in your retirement.

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Financial Considerations for People Getting Divorced In Their 50s

Overlooking something important could be devastating both post-divorce and in retirement. Here’s what you need to consider before divorcing after age 50.

Nearly Retired

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A Tool to Determine the Best Time to Take Social Security Benefits

It’s an important decision you don’t want to get wrong. You could lose thousands by retiring at the wrong time. Use this tool to get it right.

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8 Things to Do In the 4 Years Before You Retire

Don’t go into retirement unprepared. Do these eight things in the 4 years before you retire. These tools can help ensure you achieve your desired retirement.

Retirement Life

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How to Enjoy Retirement Without Jeopardizing Your Savings

A frugal retirement does not have to be a boring retirement. Try some of these inexpensive activities to have more fun without spending more!

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Your Emergency Fund In Retirement: A Comprehensive Guide

How does retirement affect your need for a rainy day fund? Find out why you’ll still likely need an emergency fund once you’ve retired and how you’ll manage and use it a bit differently than you do pre-retirement.

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Part-Time Jobs Ideal for Retirees

If you want more than a hobby to keep busy in retirement, why not work some? We explore part-time jobs that are ideal for retirees, even those who frequently travel.

Struggling to Retire?

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You Didn’t Save Enough for Retirement and You’re 55+

Are you 55+ and know that you didn’t save enough for retirement? Perhaps there’s no need to worry. You still have some options for avoiding poverty when you retire if you act now.

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How We Retired With Almost No Savings

Wondering how best to stretch a small retirement fund? See how one couple retired with almost no savings. In fact, less than $10k in retirement savings and they’re making it work! Maybe you can retire comfortably, too.

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Can a Reverse Mortgage Safely Boost Retirement Income?

Before taking out a reverse mortgage to increase your retirement income, you need to understand how a reverse mortgage works and the pros and cons of getting one. We consult an expert to find out what you need to know and consider.

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