A Stock Market Lesson to Remember

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Undeniably, spring 2020 has tried the patience of investors. An 11-year bull market ended. Key economic indicators went haywire. Household confidence was shaken. The Standard & Poor’s 500, the equity benchmark often used as shorthand for the broad stock market, […]

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What Women Shouldn’t Retire Without

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When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. The Social Security Administration estimates that today’s average 65-year-old woman will live to age 86½. Given these projections, […]

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Retirement Is a Beginning

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How do you know you are psychologically ready to retire? As a start, ask yourself four questions. One, is your work meaningful? If it is emotionally and psychologically fulfilling, if it gives you a strong sense of purpose and identity, there may be […]

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Tax Considerations for Retirees

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The federal government offers some major tax breaks for older Americans. Some of these perks deserve more publicity than they receive. At age 65, the Internal Revenue Service gives you a larger standard deduction For 2020, standard deductions look like […]

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