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Tips on how to downsize your home

By David J. Dowd Moving to a smaller space can be stressful, emotional and time consuming. It’s no secret we tend to accumulate items over the years. Starting with a strategy to sort it all out is helpful. Here are some tips to make downsize more easily: •Plan your strategy: Start with a plan, especially […]

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Seeking a softer retirement landing

“They say you have the retirement party one day and you come back to work the next,” said Mary Jo Finchum, spokeswoman for the Muscatine, Iowa-based company.

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What to fix when selling a home

By David J. Dowd When it’s time to sell a home, one of the hardest decisions is what to fix or repair. In order to decide, you need a strategy that considers financial cost, the condition of your home, your goals and timing. If there are a lot of repairs or upgrades needed, be honest […]

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Retired couples may need $220K for health bills

A recent survey by Merrill Lynch found that health care expenses were the number one retirement worry among people preparing to retire. Three out of five retirees surveyed said they were forced to retire earlier than expected due to a health problem.

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7 retirement planning myths debunked

The days of counting on Uncle Sam and a company pension to carry you through old age are long gone. We’re living increasingly in a “yoyo” economy — short for “you’re on your own.”

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Retirement: 5 ways to keep inflation at bay

The effect may not be very noticeable in the short run. But by the time you’re deep into retirement, inflation can deal a devastating blow to your savings.

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