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Best retirement plans

Not all retirement plans are equal. Find out the ones that work best for you.

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What is a nest egg?

Because your nest egg is money that you’re saving for a special purpose, you want to carefully protect it.

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  • Working life goes on for serial retirees

    Whether you call it re-careering, phased retirement or serial retirement, the outcome is the same. Many retirees continue to work, whether by choice or necessity.

    5 min read May 15, 2007
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  • 10 things to do before you retire

    Just as you would plan for a trip, it’s even more important that you plan for retirement, the longest vacation of your life, with eyes wide open.

    6 min read May 01, 2007
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  • Variable annuities on cusp of change

    As boomers make the transition to retirement, financial institutions are giving their variable annuity products a makeover in hopes of attracting a greater market share.

    7 min read May 01, 2007
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  • 10 ways to survive the sandwich years

    The wealthiest seniors can afford the high costs of aging, and those with few assets qualify for Medicaid. But for seniors in the middle class, families often have to step in and help.

    6 min read May 01, 2007
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  • 5 frugal tips for 30-somethings

    Save money and stretch you budget with our suggestions even as your family expands or you buy a new house or car.

    1 min read Apr 23, 2007
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  • IRA strategies to boost savings

    IRA expert, Ed Slott, discusses the advantages of the various IRAs available for people of all income levels.

    8 min read Apr 23, 2007
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  • Mapping a retirement plan

    Take the fuss out of retirement planning with these easy-to-follow steps for achieving financial success.

    1 min read Apr 23, 2007
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