Category: Retirement Income (page 1 of 4)

Should You Plan to Spend More Early In Retirement?

Living happily in retirement means crafting a spending plan to support your lifestyle. To do that, you’ll need to think about how you plan to live in retirement. Not just now, but for the long term too. That could involve a plan to spend more early in your retirement.

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How Much Will I Get from Social Security?

Social Security is a significant portion of most retirees total income. In fact, about a third of retirees get 90% of their income from Social Security.  Such an important component of your income deserves some attention. In this article you will learn how your benefit is calculated so that you can get an idea of what you will qualify for when you file.

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Is Social Security Going Broke?

Is Social Security Going Broke? More importantly, will YOU be able to collect Social Security benefits when you retire? Well, to quote the 42nd President of the United States, that depends on what the meaning of the word is… is.

That’s right. I said it. The point I want to make here is that there is a significant degree of confusion and misinformation regarding Social Security funding.

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Can I Withdraw a Fixed Percentage of My Portfolio in Retirement?

One withdrawal strategy that you could use for your retirement income is to withdraw a fixed percentage of your portfolio each year. Because of its simplicity this approach may be appealing to you. It is also very easy to implement.

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What are the Risks of Relying on Dividends for Retirement Income?

What are the risks of relying on  dividends for retirement income? Like most things used in moderation there isn’t anything wrong with dividends, or the stocks that pay them.  In fact, higher-dividend paying stocks are usually older, established, and strong companies. They can be good components of retirement income plans and help provide some diversification in investment portfolios.

The risk comes in their application, and the popular strategy of loading up on dividend paying stocks exposes retirees to more risk than they usually realize.

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