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#33 Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

Author: Michael Harris

Ask five people what it means to retire early and you're likely to get five different answers. Some would consider leaving work before age 65 as early retirement, while others would argue that it has to happen before age 45. Regardless of how you quantify early, saying adios to work isn't necessa... see more

#29 What You Need To Know About COBRA Health Insurance

Author: Christopher Smith

If you lose your employee health insurance benefits because you are laid off or have your hours cut and you work for a company with 20 or more employees, your employer should notify you about your Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) health insurance eligibility. But what is COB... see more

#25 5 Signs You're Spending Too Much In Retirement

Author: Ethan Taylor

In 7 Signs You're Spending Too Little In Retirement, we explored signs that you're spending too little in retirement. We learned that not spending enough can be a major issue. The bigger problem, of course, is spending too much because, for the most part, when the money is gone, you can't get it ... see more

#21 What Does It Cost to Retire in Belize?

Author: Michael Taylor

Although Belize is not the cheapest country, the cost of living is much lower than in the United States. For example, a frugal couple living in modest housing can get along just fine on around $1,200 per month. Retirees who are willing to pay a bit more in return for greater comfort and convenien... see more

#18 Setting Retirement Goals: What's Your Number?

Author: Jacob Davis

Of all the concerns that advisors are presented with in the meeting room, "I don't know if I have enough money to retire" has to be the most prevalent. Even the strongest "savers" have little understanding of how to determine the final retirement amount which they should aim to generate. The re... see more

#16 Top Retirement Spots For The Ultra Rich

Author: Michael Smith

The global ultra high net worth (UHNW) population reached an all-time record high of 211,275 in 2014 with a combined net worth of nearly $30 trillion, according to a recent report from Wealth-X, a company that tracks the ultra wealthy set, and global financial services firm UBS. The U.S. is home ... see more

#12 Retire In Malaysia With $200,000 Of Savings?

Author: Andrew Taylor

If you're looking for Xanadu on a budget, Malaysia may be the retirement destination for you. This multifaceted and multicultural federation of former British territories in Southeast Asia was once known to few Westerners. But its appeal is growing among expats seeking a tropical climate and a re... see more

#9 What Does It Cost to Retire in Panama?

Author: Daniel Williams

There seems to be an endless supply of retiring baby boomers willing to travel the globe in search of inexpensive sun and sand, and Panama is at the top of nearly all of their lists. While other countries welcome foreign retirees, no other nation comes close to Panama's efforts to roll out the re... see more

#8 Early Bird Doesn't Get The Social Security Worm

Author: Matthew Davis

Here's an eye-opening statistic: 73% of Americans who are collecting Social Security (SS) today are receiving less than their full benefit. That's right — they may not be getting their just deserts.That's because we all have options when it comes to collecting Social Security benefits. A... see more

#6 10 States with Highest Income Taxes

Author: Jacob Davis

As the overall tax burden of Americans continues to increase, many people are starting to look more closely at their state tax burden as a factor in determining where to live. This is why you see a sizable shift in population from states such as California, which has the nation's highest marginal... see more

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