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Pete the Planner: Doing what’s right isn’t always popular when planning for retirement

Doing the right thing financially is hard. It's OK to acknowledge this from time to time, but don't talk yourself out continuing to do i.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 9th, 2018

Pete the Planner: What to do when your retirement money problem isn’t a financial one

A soon-to-be retiree with $2 million in assets and $400,000 in income is worried that he won't be able to afford to retire. Pete the Planner tries to help with suggestions about budgeting in retirement.         .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 20th, 2018

Pete the Planner: Use 529 plans for college savings even if your time horizon is short

A tight time horizon should never dissuade a person from saving money. This is true whether you’re using a 529 plan or a Chock Full o’ Nuts can. .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 30th, 2018

Retirement planning: 11 more ways to age your wealth gracefully and happily

Last year, I gave you my 11 most frequently offered tips on aging well. It was among my best-read columns. Since then, I’ve collected ot.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 7th, 2018

Pete the Planner: Long-term health care costs blow up couple's retirement planning

Most people should explore long-term care insurance, especially if they are concerned about their assets being diverted entirely to their medi.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodaySep 7th, 2018

Retirement tips: 8 ways to start your year-end financial planning now

Begin your planning while there’s still plenty of time to increase your retirement savings, lower your taxable income and avoid tax pen.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 29th, 2018

Retirement tips: 8 ways to to start your year-end financial planning now

Begin your planning while there’s still plenty of time to increase your retirement savings, lower your taxable income and avoid tax pen.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 29th, 2018

Do you have enough life insurance? Pete the Planner now thinks he needs more

Up until this week, I’ve enjoyed the peace of mind that comes with purchasing the right amount of life insurance to protect the financial interest.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 3rd, 2018

Pete the Planner: Retirement day here? Enacting your plan requires a bit more planning

A retirement finalization plan con.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 27th, 2018

Pete the Planner: Evolution of personal finance advice depends on people actually caring

The world of personal finance doesn't seem to have learned the lessons of the past 20 years. It may look as though Americans turned a corner but, in truth, we didn’t.      .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 29th, 2018

Pete the Planner: A critical look at Roth IRAs, a financial product I've used for 20 years

The Roth IRA is the best financial product that exists today. But Roth IRAs aren’t perfect, and today I’m choosing to lean into their imperfections......»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 8th, 2018

Pete the Planner: Student loan grace period? Ignore it and start financial journey right

As we are in the midst of college graduation season, there’s a large group of 22-year-olds out the.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 1st, 2018

Let’s get real about planning: What an average retirement costs

According to the latest data, “older households” — defined as those run by someone 65 and older — spend an average of $45,.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 31st, 2018

Retirement planning: How much should I contribute to an IRA — and how often?

IRAs are a great way to save for retirement. So, how do you maximize the benefits of an IRA? Here’s how much and how often to contribute to your.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 26th, 2018

Retirement planning: 15 reasons to start the process while still in your 20s

There are many reasons to start planning for retirement now while you’re young, healthy, and vibrant. Seniors are now healthier than they were even .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 21st, 2018

Pete the Planner: Health is a factor when doing the math on Social Security enrollment

The decision on when to take Social Security should be based on your health, your spouse’s health, income sources and asset levels, says Dunn. &.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 13th, 2018

Pete the Planner: Should I pay off my mortgage before retirement?

The choice really comes down to the known or unknown.         The choice really comes down to the known or unknown.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatoday14 hr. 21 min. ago

Popular apps like Yelp send your data to Facebook even if you aren’t on Facebook, privacy watchdog says

Yelp and some other apps reportedly send data to Facebook regardless of whether users have a Fac.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 7th, 2019

HSAs are a triple tax break that can help fast track retirement savings

HSAs are tax deferred, and you can invest the funds. Growth isn’t taxed, and withdrawals used for qualified medical expenses aren&rsqu.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 17th, 2019

Take-Two Shares Bounce Back, Analysts Lower Price Targets

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO), the company behind the popular Old West game "Red Dead Redemption 2," isn’t likely to ride off into the sunset, notwithstanding weakened guidan.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaFeb 7th, 2019

These popular destinations struggling with overtourism are adding fees

You may need an extra piggy bank for that dream destination you’ve been dying to visit, because a bunch of countries are starting to add a visitor tax. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 6th, 2019