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Dana Anspach

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By Dana Anspach

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • A Retirement Asset Allocation Designed To Maximize Lifetime Income Created: Saturday, November 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A traditional approach to retirement asset allocation would put your money in stocks and bonds and estimate how much you could withdraw each year. Your other alternative would be to buy an immediat...
    • How To Take Money Out of a 401k Plan Created: Monday, January 02, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Taking money out of your 401k plan in the wrong way can be costly. Read the rules and find the best way to take money out depending on your age and situation." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • 5 Steps You Must Take Within 5 Years of Retirement Created: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Short term retirement planning: 5 steps you must take within 5 years of retirement.
    • Case Study 1 - Taxation of Social Security for Married Couples Created: Friday, August 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This table shows how much tax an average married couple will pay in retirement, and how much tax they will pay on their Social Security benefits." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • 10 Retirement Blogs Worth Reading Created: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These 10 retirement blogs are ranked form highly academic and technical, to those geared toward beginners.
    • Estimate Social Security Benefits With These Online Calculators Created: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The official Social Security website provides three free calculators you can use to estimate your future Social Security retirement benefits.
    • Social Security Survivor Benefits for a Spouse Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Upon the death of a spouse, you are eligible for a social security survivor benefit as long as you have been married for at least 9 months. Here are additional details on how much, what age, and do...
    • Web’s Best Retirement Income Calculators Created: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A good retirement calculator will help you determine how much you may have available to spend each month in retirement, the likelihood your savings will last throughout your retirement, and options to make up for potential shortfalls.
    • Why Average Investors Earn Below Average Market Returns Created: Sunday, June 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Average investors consistently earn below average market returns - less than historical averages. Find out why.
    • What is Salary Deferral? Created: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      New to retirement planning? You'll often hear the term salary deferral. Here's what it means, how to get started with it, and why it's a good idea." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • What is Full Retirement Age For My Social Security Benefits? Created: Monday, June 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Knowing your Full Retirement Age for Social Security benefits is important for two reasons. Get it wrong, and you may get less in benefits.
    • Will I Pay Tax On My Home Sale? Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Will I pay tax when I sell my home? What kind of taxes do you pay on home sales?
    • Understanding 401k Terms - Distributions, Withdrawals, Transfers, and Rollovers Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      401k terms like distribution, withdrawal, and rollover can be confusing. Is a distribution taxable? Or is that called a withdrawal? Find answers here.
    • When and How Social Security Checks Should Arrive Created: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Need to know when your Social Security check will be deposited? Find the Social Security check schedule and answers to additional questions.
    • Social Security Death Benefits - Who, When and How Much Created: Monday, September 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      There are two types of Social Security death benefits paid out. One is a lump sum. The other is an ongoing monthly benefit called a survivor benefit." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • When ROTH IRA Withdrawals Are Tax Free And When They Are Not Created: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      There’s a mass of messy information out there about ROTH IRA withdrawals. I read through several leading articles, and the IRS website, and found little information the average person could d...
    • 6 Online Classes That Make You Smarter About Your Money Created: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Get smart about your money before you retire. These free online investment courses are a great way to get started.
    • 7 Things Affect How Long Your Money Will Last in Retirement Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      How long your money will last in retirement? These 7 things affect the answer. Here's what they are - and what you can do to adjust for them.
    • 3 Reasons to Buy Long Term Care Insurance Created: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Why buy long term care insurance? The people who buy long term care insurance do so for the reasons below.
    • 5 Types – And the Money Mistakes They Make – Which One Are You? Created: Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Which money mistakes are you about to make? Find out, and learn how to avoid them.
    • Spring Cleaning – 7 Ways to Get Your Financial House In Order Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Spring is the perfect time to get your financial house in order. Here are seven spring cleaning tips to get you off to a fresh financial start.
    • Early Retirement Pitfalls - and How to Avoid Them Created: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      These are the biggest early retirement mistakes people make, and the steps you can take to avoid them.
    • 7 Retirement Budget Killers Created: Monday, May 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      To have success your retirement budget has to have some wiggle room. Retirement mistakes occur when you forget to include one of these seven items in your budget.
    • 5 Ways To Estimate Life Expectancy Created: Friday, March 26, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Planning for a longer than average life expectancy is a key component of a good retirement plan. Here are 5 ways to estimate life expectancy.
    • Why Retirement Investing Needs to Be Done Differently Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Should you invest the same way in retirement as you did before retirement? The research says no, you should not. Here's why.
    • MoneyOver55 Top 2011 Blogs Created: Sunday, April 22, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      My favorite financial musings from 2011. All related to money decisions for those age 55 or older.
    • The Long Term Care Insurance Decision - One Step at a Time Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Looking for objective advice and information on long term care insurance from someone who has no incentives to sell it? That's me. I've written and compiled the articles below to help you. Read thr...
    • Careers for Over 50 - Getting the Mature Worker Back to Work Created: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Think finding a new career over 50 is out of the question? Think again. Survey shows hiring managers are looking for you. Here are 5 tips you can follow to get their attention."
    • What Are Surrender Charges? Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      What is a surrender charge? Money Over 55.
    • Lesson Two: On Banks – Only Do Business with Banks When You Have To Created: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The financial industry (banks, finance companies, loan operations) and the US Government are entities from which you need to protect yourself, for your entire adult life. Here's why."
    • 3 Steps To Take To Plan For An Early Retirement Created: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Ask five people what early retirement means to them, and you’ll get five different answers. Regardless of what it means to you, here are the three steps to take to plan for an early retiremen...
    • Enough To Retire – A Simple Calculation Delivers a Yes or No Answer Created: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Are you saving enough to retire? Will you have enough to retire? Walk through these five steps and in five minutes you can come up with a simple yes or no answer." itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...

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