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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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7 smart ways to build your emergency fund

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Andrea Browne Taylor •
Kiplinger

Read enough articles here on Kiplinger.com or in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and soon enough you’ll get our emergency-fund lecture: Squirrel away six months worth of living expenses. Shelter it from market losses. Keep it liquid. Tap it in the event of a job loss or medical emergency to avoid raiding your retirement savings or

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Your financial plan shouldn’t include winning the lottery

Shanna Tingom, Heritage Financial Strategies, AAMS®, and Co-Founder •
Kiplinger

If you are worried that you haven’t done what you need to in order to plan for your financial future, you aren’t alone. Fifty-eight percent of Americans say that their financial planning needs improvement, and a whopping 34% haven’t done anything to plan for their financial future, according to a Northwestern Mutual study. The study

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A will can be a beautiful thing

CFP®, Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Marguerita M. Cheng, and CEO •
Kiplinger

Recently, Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote an essay for The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” In it, Krouse Rosenthal, who was dying of cancer, created a dating profile for her husband in the hopes that he would find new love after she was gone. Her touching tribute went viral. Hopefully,

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