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Pre-Retirees Are Dangerously Optimistic About Working Longer. Here’s How You Can Increase Your Odds

When it comes to the assumptions your retirement is riding on, the author of today’s article warns that “abject optimism can be dangerous.” But not only do many retirement planners have overly optimistic expectations about rates of return in the coming years, many are also overly optimistic with their plans to work longer in order to help fund their retirements:… 

The Quest For Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance: 5 Insider Tips

While the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that almost 70% of those turning 65 today will require long-term care at some point (and 20% will require it for longer than five years), today’s article acknowledges that – shocked by the prices – too many are choosing to forego this insurance. As such, today’s article outlines five “insider tips… 

Battle Plan For “The Coming Retirement Crisis”

The author of today’s article divides the 10,000 baby boomers that are turning 65 each day into two groups: those that will depend on Social Security as a major source of income in retirement and those that have more savings and will therefore be less reliant on Social Security. To those in the latter group, however, she cautions that “it’s… 

“A Grim Picture”: New Estimates On The Cost Of Medical And Long-Term Care In Old Age

$400,000. This is the amount the typical 65-year-old couple will need to save in order to pay for out-of-pocket medical and long-term care costs in old age, according to new estimates from Fidelity Benefits Consulting. As per today’s article, that amount is “$60,000 more than the typical couple’s entire savings at retirement, including equity in their home.” To read more…