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8 Sources Of Retirement Income In A Low-Yield World

Generating steady retirement income has never been harder. It’s more than hyperbole to say that. Just take a look at the graph below showing the yield on the 10 year Treasury bond dating all the way back to January 1, 1980 up through today. Recently, yields on these bonds hit all-time lows. Today, the 10 Year ...

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10 Best States for Taxes on Retirees

Retirees have special concerns when evaluating state tax policies. For instance, the mortgage might be paid off, but how bad are the property taxes – and how generous are the property tax breaks for seniors? Are Social Security benefits taxed? What about your other forms of retirement income, including IRAs and pensions? Does the state ...

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5 Retirement Stocks to Buy in October

We Fools believe that investors of all ages can benefit from owning individual stocks, so we asked a team of contributors to highlight a stock that they believe is a solid choice for someone in or near retirement. Read on to see what they had to say. A technology powerhouse Todd Campbell: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) isn't the same stodgy PC company ...

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This is why most people don’t save money for retirement

When it comes to retirement, nothing rings truer than the phrase “the sooner the better.” And yet, people are holding out on their future selves by holding off on saving for retirement. The reason could be that they’re not able to picture themselves when they’re older — at least that was the case for 56% of ...

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How Can You Protect Your Retirement Portfolio During the Election?

The upcoming presidential election offers some very stark choices. Both sides have their reasons why the world will end if their candidate isn’t elected, so everyone is pretty nervous about the election results. One of the biggest points of contention is the candidates’ contrasting ideas on the economy. It’s easy to paint an ugly picture of ...

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For your retirement planning, count on living until age 95

If you knew your date of death, retirement planning would be a breeze. Unfortunately — or maybe fortunately? — you don't. And that can make planning for retirement extremely difficult. Does your nest egg need to last 20 years? 30 years? 40 years? And what about couples? How should couples go about planning for the likelihood that one ...

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