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There's More To Retirement Planning Than Just 401(k)s And IRAs. See The Articles Below For The Information And Advice You Need To Know...

Your generation faces a very different retirement situation requiring a very different retirement planning strategy.

You can expect to live longer while receiving fewer pension and Social Security benefits during retirement. You will likely need more retirement savings to support a longer, more active and healthier lifestyle than previous generations.

An estimated 10,000 Americans will turn 60 every day over the next twenty years. Perhaps there is no other time in history where retirement planning has been such a great concern to so many people.

  • How much money do you need?
  • How do you invest it?
  • How much can you afford to spend?
  • What are you going to do with all the time?

You will find the answers to these and many more questions in the articles that make up our free retirement planning guide resource center:

Achieving your retirement goals does not happen automatically: you must make it happen.

Use these articles to educate yourself so that you know how to do it right the first time - because you never get a second chance at retirement planning.

With the right information, proper planning and commitment, the retirement security you desire can be yours.

Below you’ll find a listing of our most recent articles about retirement planning providing you with additional strategies and information when you are ready to take the next step…

How To Retire Early: 6 Essential Strategies You Must Know…

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The goal of retiring early means you have less time to accumulate assets and more time to live off them. Traditional methods for building wealth that work for others won’t work for you. In this article, you’ll discover the 3 paths you can take to accelerate you asset growth, 3 simple rules to create perpetual income streams, and how you can beat the inflation enemy…

Are Safe Withdrawal Rates Really Safe?

Are safe withdrawal rates really safe? Learn the truth about the 4% Rule here.

Retirement income planning is inherently problematic because you’re trying to convert a volatile pool of assets into a stable, reliable income stream that you’ll never outlive. How do you do that? In this article I deep-dive into the history of safe withdrawal rate research and the resulting 4% Rule – warts, blemishes, and all. I reveal what is true and false about conventional wisdom. This knowledge is inextricably intertwined with proper investment strategy making it essential to your financial security…

12 Tips To Build Wealth For Early Retirement

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Building wealth for a secure, early retirement is actually very simple – in theory. It requires just three easy-to-understand principles. However, few people ever retire early because it has little to do with understanding these principles, and everything to do with taking effective action. Discover how you can overcome the two hurdles that block action so you can achieve breakthrough results…

Retirement Planning Checklist

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Retirement planning doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need a degree in finance and you don’t have to read a bunch of books to understand the important action steps. For the bulk of your working years, there are just a few important and very simple actions that need to be done right. The rest can be figured out in the years immediately preceding the day you retire. That is why I created this retirement planning checklist: to demystify the vagueness around retirement planning, simplify the process where appropriate, and provide a step-by-step guide so that you can do those few important things right at each stage of your life. Use this retirement planning checklist as a handy reference guide…

Retirement Planning Is Dead

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Traditional retirement planning is dead. It’s an old world model in need of a major facelift. The problem is baked into how the the system is designed—it’s not realistic. The skills and knowledge required to execute a traditional retirement plan are beyond most worker’s abilities. But there is an alternative…

The Smart Alternative To Retirement Planning

What does the New Retirement look like?

It’s so “old-skool” to work like a dog for 40 years scrimping and saving so you can retire and do nothing of substance for the remaining 30 years. That’s no prescription for happiness. It makes no sense. Increasing longevity has changed every aspect of retirement planning – from asset allocation to life fulfillment and everything in between. It is time to retire the word “retirement” and redefine our lives toward fulfillment – which means…

Retirement Planning Myths Revealed – 2 “Must Know” Formulas

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Retirement planning isn’t the precise science you would like it be. Uncover the myths that risk undermining your financial security, and learn the two simple formulas that can make order out of all the confusion…

How Anyone Can Retire In 10 Years (or Less)

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Surprisingly, it’s not that hard. It doesn’t require hitting the lottery or inheriting a windfall from ol’ Aunt Myrtle. Similarly, you don’t have to become a brilliant investor or possess any unusual skill. After all, the title to this post claimed “anyone” can do it so the strategy has to be repeatable and predictable. We’re talking science – not random luck. Here’s how you do it…

Are You Making This Early Retirement Mistake?

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It’s time to change your mind about early retirement. It’s a seductive facade that’s supposed to be about freedom, but my experience shows it’s usually an avoidance mechanism that cleverly hides a more important issue. Learn how to avoid getting pulled in…

Is It Safe To Withdraw 4% From Retirement Savings?

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How much can you withdraw from retirement savings each year without jeopardizing your financial security? Conversely, how much money do you need to retire so that you can afford your current level of spending? In this post I overturn the conventional rules of thumb and offer you another viewpoint…