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2010/08/12
Even though the process might appear convoluted, there are key factors to consider when optimizing Social Security benefits for your spouse and yourself.
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2010/07/08
Working longer and managing spousal benefits are key variables when factoring Social Security into your retirement plan.
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2010/09/13
Beware of locking in a low fixed payout.
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2011/01/25
A soon-to-be-retiree deploys her sizable cash stake.
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2011/01/03
This maneuver could spell trouble for those with other IRA assets.
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2012/07/22
Morningstar.com readers discuss when to purchase insurance and when to self-insure.
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2011/03/20
Readers opine about rising premiums and the pros and cons of self-insuring.
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2012/08/05
Dental care, as well as skyrocketing health-insurance premiums and property taxes, top readers' lists of unwelcome in-retirement costs.
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2010/11/01
Find the right yardstick before judging your performance results.
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2011/11/14
I-Bonds boast tax advantages, but purchase limits damp appeal.
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2012/08/19
Readers weigh issues of money, accessibility, and proximity to friends and family when deciding whether to move to a smaller home.
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2012/03/20
Asset allocation is the biggest determinant of how your portfolio behaves.
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2009/10/01
Five tips to help you avoid the Alternative Minimum Tax.
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2010/04/12
Beware of locking in a low fixed payout.
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2012/03/20
Understand how to go global without going out on a limb.
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2009/05/14
How to make sure your financial plan aligns with your personal priorities.
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2011/04/14
Look to these ideas for cost cuts both big and small.
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2011/04/21
Clip and save for cost-cutting ideas on shows, restaurants, hotels, and airfare.
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2011/04/07
If you're looking to save a few more dollars, these tips on cutting your grocery, utility, and personal-care bills, among others, are worth a look.
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2010/12/08
If you're looking to establish a sane, sustainable withdrawal plan, then follow these tips.
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2011/10/18
Asset allocation is the biggest determinant of how your portfolio behaves.
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2010/01/07
If you've determined your portfolio needs more bonds now, here are some thoughtful ways to structure your allocation to the hot asset class.
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2009/09/17
This mild portfolio is geared toward conservative investors with 10-year time horizons.
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2011/04/28
The risks of holding too much in employer stock don't end when you retire.
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2011/02/07
Prospective tax-law changes and loss of control top the list of reasons to downplay dividends in certain situations.
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2011/07/25
Admitting what you don't know can be instrumental in improving your investment results.
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2010/10/18
Too many investors reflexively dismiss stock/bond combination funds.
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2012/12/10
If you're looking to establish a sane, sustainable withdrawal plan, then follow these tips.
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2012/12/11
Prospective tax-law changes and loss of control top the list of reasons to downplay dividends in certain situations.
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2008/12/11
Tax-loss selling in these accounts is not the slam-dunk that it is for taxable holdings.
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