Articles in Retirement


Will a Financial Plan Keep Me From Running Out of Money?

By Jeffrey Stoffer , a financial advisor on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor . “Will I run out of money before I die?” I wish I could say there was a simple “yes” or “no” answer to that... Read >>


How To Retire Overseas For Less

By Judy Martel for Worried your retirement dollar won't go far enough? These days, more retirees are deciding to pick up stakes and move to a less expensive locale where they... Read >>


Are You Too Old for a Roth IRA?

By Johanna Turner , CFP, CPA, a financial advisor on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor . If you’re nearing – or in – retirement, have you crossed Roth IRAs off your list of options? By doing so,... Read >>


Retirement Income Education Needed

By Dr. Don Taylor for I'm a decade away from retirement. But I asked my friends who are retired what they felt was the most important issue facing seniors today. Once they got... Read >>


How to Budget for Unexpected Costs in Retirement

When you draw up a retirement spending plan, you'll find no shortage of budget worksheets. But they're unlikely to include a line item for the adult child who lost a job and needs a huge cash... Read >>


How Much Money Is Enough? The Tension between Saving and Spending

By: Steven Podnos, MD CFP , a financial advisor on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor . Joe and Beverly Simpson drove home quietly after an initial meeting with a new financial planner. They had... Read >>


Recession's Impact On Millennials

By Judy Martel for While a majority of young adults say they have absorbed the lessons from the financial collapse six years ago, fewer are putting them into practice. The reasons... Read >>


Five Big Retirement Concerns

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How to Increase Your Social Security Benefits

How much extra money can I get each year if I delay taking my Social Security benefits? Delaying your Social Security benefits beyond your full retirement age is a great way to boost your annual... Read >>


Social Security Earnings Test Ensnares a Spouse

You've likely heard of the dreaded "earnings test" for Social Security benefits. What's sure to be a surprise, however, is that the earnings test squeezes not only your benefit but also... Read >>

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