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Is a Roth IRA Conversion Right for You?

By | 2017-03-22T09:39:49+00:00 February 28th, 2010|Retirement|

2010 is the year of the Roth IRA conversion. But is a Roth right for you? 2010 is the year of the Roth IRA conversion. But is a Roth right for you? A change in federal law has eliminated income limits for eligibility to convert traditional tax-deferred retirement savings to Roths. As a result, mutual

Paying Off Your Mortgage Can Boost Cash Flow in Retirement

By | 2017-03-22T09:40:32+00:00 February 18th, 2010|Retirement|

Most planners now advise clients to focus on debt reduction as one of the best investments you can make in retirement security. Should you carry a mortgage into retirement? Before the economic crash last year, financial planners advised many pre-retirement and retired investors to invest any free cash in stocks, rather than pay down a

How Much Money Will You Really Need to Retire?

By | 2017-04-11T14:52:31+00:00 February 3rd, 2010|Retirement|

The old income-replacement rule of thumb calls for replacing 80 percent of your annual pre-retirement income. But it's a rough estimate--and wrong for a hard times economy. How much money will you need to live comfortably in retirement?   One way to calculate the answer is the old income-replacement rule of thumb–to retire comfortably, you

Career Change Roadmap 2010

By | 2017-03-22T08:53:09+00:00 December 23rd, 2009|Career Change|

How to get started on a new career? A new free guide answers 12 key questions   Pollster John Zogby posed this question last summer to 4,000 Americans: “What will be the historic legacy of Baby Boomers?” The responses were startling. Forty two percent said boomers had “ushered in an era of consumerism and self-indulgence.”

What Does it Take to Break into Health Care?

By | 2017-03-22T09:10:13+00:00 December 15th, 2009|Career Change|

Health care jobs are expected to continue growing rapidly through 2016; here's how you can break into the field. Health care employment continue to grow rapidly despite the economy’s overall weakness. Now, a new report on career transition offers advice on how to break into the sector. Why is health care on the rise? The

How to Find the Best Age-Friendly Employers

By | 2017-04-11T14:48:40+00:00 November 20th, 2009|Career Change|

The Great Recession is pushing older workers to postpone retirement, but will employers accommodate them?   The Great Recession is pushing older workers to postpone retirement, but will employers accommodate them? Demographics dictate that the workforce will age in the years ahead. By 2016, one-third of the U.S. workforce will be age 50 or older,

5 Tips for Midlife Career Change

By | 2018-11-22T09:46:06+00:00 November 11th, 2009|Career Change|

When it comes to midlife career change, experts say it’s important not to rush a career transition. Develop a process that includes friends and advisors, and stick to it. So it’s time for a midlife career change. You’re at the midpoint of life; your first career leaves you bored, empty or worn out. But how

How to Make the Switch to a Green Career

By | 2017-04-11T14:42:01+00:00 November 6th, 2009|Career Change|

Green careers will be one of the fastest-growing employment categories in the years ahead; here's how you can make the switch.   Barbara Parks stumbled onto a way to do well by doing good. Divorced in her early 60s and ready for something new, she drove from her home in Minnesota to resettle in San