Singles, couples need different retirement planning

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While the same principles apply in planning for retirement for singles or for couples, the way plans are implemented is different. So says a report on Marketwatch, which points out that singles will “likely” have a shorter retirement and that there are fewer specific stages of retirement to plan for. The common factors to planning


A Healthy Way to Increase Your Retirement Savings: HSAs

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Opening a health savings account (HSA) offers a triple tax advantage. The catch is they are not available to everyone. To qualify you must be in a high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP), you can’t be enrolled in Medicare, and you can’t be participating in another health insurance plan. Unlike with an IRA contribution you do


10 surprisingly great places to retire in the U.S.

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Yes, we’ve run them before—slideshows on the best places in the U.S. to retire. But this one’s a little different. It’s from U.S. News & World Report, and it uses different criteria from what we’ve seen before. U.S. News evaluated the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, based on how well they meet Americans’


3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security at 62

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It’s popular to take Social Security at the earliest possible time, which for most people is when you turn 62. Many of those who choose to start getting Social Security checks at 62 do so simply because they can and because the money helps make their financial situation more comfortable. When you look more closely