Do your homework and get a written retirement plan

Blue Heron Capital Llc, Linda Gardner, Independent Investment Adviser Representative, and Co-Founder •
Kiplinger

If you’re like most people, you may find it pretty difficult to wrap your head around what your retirement will look like. It’s just this idea that’s hanging out there — a little exciting, a little scary, but not nearly as tangible as all the things that need your attention right now: your family, your

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6 steps to retire when you want

Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

For some, the idea of retiring early is a dream nurtured over decades. For others, it’s the realization that they could walk away from their career right now and manage just fine. For still others, it comes as a virtual smack upside the head from a financial planner who asks why they’ve waited so long.

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What retirees must know about Medicare Advantage plans

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Medicare can cover most of your health care costs starting at age 65, but it leaves some big gaps: expensive deductibles and co-payments for hospital stays and doctor’s visits, and no coverage for prescription drugs. Most people supplement their Medicare coverage with a medigap plan and a Part D prescription-drug policy offered by private insurers.

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5 things fourth-quarter football strategy can teach you about retirement planning

CFP®, Phil Simonides, Group Vice President, and McAdam Financial •
Kiplinger

Football season is entering a critical stretch, and the thrilling nature of the games is boosting the sport’s popularity during this time of year. Have you ever watched a game and thought that the fourth quarter always seems to matter the most? As the game gets closer to the end, the pressure builds, and teams

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