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financial experts fear fed could raise interest rates again

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Inflation Causing Some to Cut Back on Retirement Savings

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Recovering from a Holiday Financial Hangover

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Most couples have seldom talked about retirement and most single people haven’t even thought about it. They each may have fantasized in their own minds when that day may be. However, they’ve spent more time planning their last vacation than they did talking about the day they plan to retire, which could easily be a 30-year plan or more, not just a 7-day vacation.

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u.s. news & world report

How to Calculate Your Social Security Break-Even Age

Find out if you will come out ahead by waiting to claim Social Security benefits.

bankrate

How to Suspend Social Security Benefits and When It Makes Sense To Do So

Social Security usually doesn’t offer a “do-over,” but retirees can turn to this option in a few select options.

Forbes

What Travelers Need to Know Before They Wire Money

More travelers than ever are wiring money – to vacation rental owners, tour operators, and each other.

FIDUCIARYNEWS.COM

How Can 401(k) Plan Sponsors Help Retired Employees Fight Inflation - And Should They?

The news isn’t good for retirees who have left their retirement savings with their former employer.

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

How to Handle Social Security Customer Service Problems

Know your options for getting issues related to your Social Security checks resolved.

Barron's

Make Estimated Quarterly Tax Payments on Roth Conversions. Or Penalties Will Bite.

GOBANKINGRATES.COM

6 Ways Your Lack of Financial Savvy Hurts Your Wallet

There’s no way to plan for the future.

Bankrate.com

How to Apply for Social Security

Millions of baby boomers are primed to retire in the coming decade, and some of the biggest decisions they’ll need to make are how and when to apply for Social Security.

barron's

Yes, Roths Are Tax-Free Retirement Accounts. But TFRAs Refer to Something Else.

I’ve been hearing a lot about tax-free retirement accounts and how they’re better than a traditional 401(k). What is a TFRA, and is it really better than a 401(k)?

GOBANKINGRATES.COM

How Claiming Social Security Early Will Affect Spousal Benefits

Even if you never worked a day, you could be eligible for Social Security benefits based on the earnings of your husband or wife.

moneygeek

Navigating Life Insurance for Estate Planning

Life insurance protects your loved ones against financial expenses when you pass away.

MoneyGeek

Older Adults' Guide to Income Streams and Money Management in Retirement

If you’re heading into retirement, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’ll continue to make money.

U.S. News & World Report

What Happens If Your Work While Receiving Social Security?

Understand how money earned from a retirement job could impact how much you get from Social Security.

USA TOday

Yearning to Travel in 2022? First Figure Out Your Budget - Then Pick a Destination

Can you afford to travel this year?

aarp

7 Ways for Singles to Secure Retirement Finances

Your needs are unique if you are divorced, widowed or never married.

Cheapism

12 Reasons You Should Have a Will Sooner Than You Think

The COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous uncertainty about the future for millions Americans.

Forbes

5 Reasons It Makes Sense to Claim Social Security As Late As Possible (Age 70)

Long before the Clash sang “should I say or should I go,” Social Security recipients have asked, “Should I Claim or Should I Wait?”

Forbes

5 Reasons It Makes Sense to Claim Social Security As Early As Possible (Age 62)

Social Security has always  been a uniquely American Rorschach Test.

GoBankingRates.com

The Best Ways to Use Social Security Money If It's Discretionary Income

Millions of retirees are living out their days on shoestring budgets that barely cover the basics.

fiduciarynews.com

5 Lessons to Help Convince Those Who Could Afford It To Defer Claiming Social Security

There are often clear advantages for someone to wait before claiming Social Security but the temptation of “getting the money now” trumps those advantages.

Legalzoom

How to Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs

If you’re concerned about how to protect your assets from nursing home costs, you’re at an advantage if you can plan at least five years out.

U.S. News & WOrld Report

Will Social Security Cover All Your Expenses?

Look at your budget and estimated benefit to determine what Social Security will cover in retirement.

Home.com

Life Insurance for Homeowners: Why You Need It and How to Find the Right Plan

Buying a home can be expensive.

gobankingrates

Family Trusts vs. Wills: What Are the Differences Between These Estate-Planning Options?

No one relishes the thought of the day they pass away and leave their worldly possessions behind.

Nextadvisor

A Home Equity Loan for Debt Consolidation: Comparing the Pros, Cons and Alternatives

Interest rates are low right now, so if you own a home, you could benefit from new, favorable loan terms. Refinancing a mortgage over 30 years can allow you to spread the loan balance over 30 years versus 10 years as with a home equity loan, says Chuck Czajka, founder of financial consulting firm Macro Money Concepts in Florida.

U.S. News & World Report

Getting a Credit Limit Increase with a Credit One Bank Card

“Getting a credit limit increase will not hurt your credit score,” says Chuck Czajka, founder of Macro Money Concepts in Stuart, Florida.”

Medium's authority Magazine

5 Things Every CEO Should Know About Navigating The World of Finance with Chuck Czajka

“Education – enough is not enough. Continuing to learn is a mainstay of this business. Every day new ideas and products are created to help people succeed…”

Medicare Plans

Avoid and Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse

“Sometimes, healthcare workers, doctors, or even patients, commit Medicare fraud without knowing it,” Czajka says.

U.S. News & World Report

12 Steps to Achieve Financial Freedom

“You’ll never get ahead if you’re always putting the cart before the horse,” says Charles Czajka, CEO of Macro Money Concepts in Stuart, Florida

GOBANKINGRATES

10 Bad Money Habits You Learned From Your Parents and Need To Break Now

“It’s better to pay off debt first, then save for retirement.”

gobankingrates

Popular Money Rules You Should Stop Following

“While saving for retirement is a must, COVID has shown that this traditional thinking and saving through a 401(k) might not be the best solution.” 

U.s. news & world report

The Minimum Mortgage Qualifications for 2021

“The process will take longer because lenders are becoming more picky about who they lend to.”

cheapism

12 Reasons You Should Have a Will Sooner Than You Think

“Creating a will helps to keep things organized so your family members can grieve easier knowing they are following your wishes.”

U.s. news & world report

How to Manage Holiday Spending in Retirement

“The last thing you want to do is spend 2021 paying off 2020’s holiday season.”

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7 Questions to Ask Before Buying Disability Insurance

“if your employer deducts the premium, your disability could be taxable to you…”

Money geek

Maximize Your Military Retirement and Benefits

“Prepare for civilian life. Build a financial team to educate you on what you need to know regarding your finances…”

U.S. News & world Report

What to Consider Before Getting a Reverse Mortgage in Retirement

“In most cases, the loan is only paid back when the borrower leaves the home,” says Chuck Czajka…

Bankrate

Should you accept an early retirement offer?

“If you retire before you get to retirement age, your benefits might be less when you get to Social Security retirement age,” says Czajka.

The Washington Post

How to Set (and Stick to) a Vacation Budget

“While that may be hard in the beginning, like a diet, you have to try to get as close as possible to this goal,” he says…

retire ahead

Hardship Withdrawals

Late last year, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury loosened rules regarding hardship withdrawals from 401(k) plans, making it easier to pull money from retirement savings…

the penny hoarder

Lean Into Budgeting to Make Your Money Last in Retirement

You’ve spent decades in the workforce earning a living, your schedule dictated by the demands of the job. All the while, you’ve been steadily adding to your savings…

Bankrate

How to Become a Homeowner in 2020

The homeownership rate has edged up 1 percentage point in the last five years, to 64.8 percent. And there are many renters eager to join the club…

Planadviser Magazine

Retirement Savings Options for the Self-Employed

There are a number of options that retirement plan advisers can suggest to the self-employed and small business owners to help them save for retirement….

u.s. news & World report

Should Tax Reform Change How You Save for Retirement?

THE 2017 TAX CUTS AND Jobs Act was the most sweeping tax reform enacted in decades, and the 2019 SECURE Act made 401(k) changes that affect millions of workers.

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