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Should You Pay Off Mortgage Before You Retire?

To cover mortgage payments, retirees frequently have to withdraw more from their retirement funds than they would if the mortgage were paid off.

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It’s Time To Fix Social Security’s Tax Burden

People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it; for everyone’s sake.

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Would A Higher Social Security Retirement Age Hurt Retirees?

Is it time to raise the Social Security retirement age? The idea crops up often as a partial fix for the long-term financial challenges facing the program.

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4 Alternatives For When Your 401k Doesn’t Cut It

There’s a finite list of things you can change at work, and your employer’s less-than-stellar retirement plan probably isn’t among them.

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Turbulent Stock Market Spooks Some Older Workers, Retirees

The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.

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How Your Home Can Keep You Afloat In Retirement

Retirement experts predict many Americans will need to use home equity to support them when they stop working.

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