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Dear baby boomer: Retirement is this close, and you need to deal with a few issues

Fullerton Financial Planning, Steve Fullerton, Investment Adviser, and Co-Founder •
Kiplinger

I know you’re ready. You’re so close to retirement, you can taste the cool beverages on the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Unfortunately, at the rate you’re going, dear Baby Boomer, your retirement might not be exactly as you dreamed it. Maybe it’s because you never could quite imagine getting this old,

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Dealing with debts after death

<i>Kiplinger's Retirement Report</1>, Mary Kane, and Associate Editor •
Kiplinger

A few years ago, the adult daughter of a deceased client of Indianapolis estate attorney Brett Carlile showed up in his office, distraught. After her father’s death, she discovered he had dozens of credit cards, with debts totaling nearly $40,000. She was stunned. “My dad didn’t live like this,” she told Carlile. It turned out

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Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes

By Gail MarksJarvis •
Chicago Tribune

Millennials are finally starting to show interest in homeownership. Weighed down by massive student debt and job struggles, the generation brutalized by the Great Recession has lacked both the money and the desire to buy homes. They’ve been a generation of renters. But as millennials have entered their 30s, established themselves financially and started having

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