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How Couples Screw Up Retirement Planning

In theater, a play for two actors is known as a two-hander. Well, for couples, retirement planning should be a two-hander, too. Turns out, according to a new NerdWallet survey, one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. NerdWallet and Harris Poll interviewed more than 1,800 Americans in a relationship — ones who are either ...

3 Key Moves For Making Your Money Last As Long As You Do

Are you afraid of running out of money in retirement? If so, you’re not alone. And it’s not just a problem for women who live paycheck-to-paycheck. Over half of people (55 percent) with $50,000 to $250,000 in investable assets answer the question with a resounding yes, according to a report from Merrill Edge. The concerns aren’t overblown. ...

3 Moves to Boost Your Odds of an Early Retirement

Let's start with the facts: Most Americans likely will have a hard time retiring on time, let alone early. For starters, the average retirement account balance for U.S. households ages 50 to 64 is $150,000 — and the median is only $12,000 — according to a report from The New School. Nearly a third of families ...