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Boomers have driven Australia’s financial comfort to record levels, with single parents and casual workers faring the worst in the pandemic economy

Australia’s overall financial comfort rose to record levels in the six months leading to December, according to new research from ME Bank. A new report suggests some Australians, including well-off retirees, reported marked improvements in their perceived financial wellbeing. But other groups, including single parents and casual workers, continued to […]
Boomers have driven Australia’s financial comfort to record levels, with single parents and casual workers faring the worst in the pandemic economy
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This Map Shows Retirement Security In Every Country

The second annual Natixis Global Retirement Index offers a snapshot of retirement security around the world. The index is put together by Natixis Global Asset Management and CoreData and measures the ability of 150 countries to meet the needs and expectations of their retirees. It looks at 20 key performance […]
This Map Shows Retirement Security In Every Country
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The 20 Best Places To Retire In The World

When it comes to retirement, the Europeans prove once again that they know something the United States doesn’t, according to the recently released Natixis Global Retirement Index. For the second year in a row, the U.S. barely made it into the top 20 in its capacity to meet retirees’ financial […]
The 20 Best Places To Retire In The World
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10 Cities Where People Are Totally Ready For Retirement

Five years after the peak of the recession, Americans still have considerable ground to cover in rebuilding their finances — especially when it comes to their retirement savings. More than 58% of savers say they feel unprepared for retirement, according to the latest Retirement Mindscape report by Transamerica, which has […]
10 Cities Where People Are Totally Ready For Retirement
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The 21 Best Places To Retire In The World

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mette_Marit.jpg”] For retirees hoping to live long and prosper in their golden years, the U.S. may not be the best option, according to the recently released Natixis Global Retirement Index. The humbling report places Western European countries far ahead of the U.S. in areas like health, finances, quality of […]
The 21 Best Places To Retire In The World
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Wake Up: The 4% Rule No Longer Works For Retirees

[credit provider=”Flickr/ngoaengaf” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngoaengaf/55723050/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] When it comes to retirement planning, the 4% rule has stood as a tried-and true method of drawing retirement income from an investment portfolio without depleting the principal of the portfolio prematurely.This rule states that a retiree can usually withdraw about 4% of the value of his or her portfolio each […]
Wake Up: The 4% Rule No Longer Works For Retirees
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US Retirees Face A Bleak Investment Outlook

[credit provider=”Abhisek Sarda via www.flickr.com creative commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallynuts/4540629736/”] I was fortunate to be in Boca Raton, Florida last week at the GAIM conference on hedge funds, enjoying a 50 degree temperature advantage over NY. I had the opportunity to meet with several retired people who live in Florida either part-time during the […]
US Retirees Face A Bleak Investment Outlook
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Happiness Is The Closest We’ll Ever Get To Finding A Fountain Of Youth

[credit provider=”Flickr via vlsergey” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vlsergey/4841295347/in/photostream/”] Jake Chesson was approaching retirement and sensed something had to change. An avid cyclist, he pushed himself hard on his bike and found himself dreading riding.”I know me, and if I’m not having fun, I’m not going to stick with exercise,” he says.
Happiness Is The Closest We’ll Ever Get To Finding A Fountain Of Youth
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Downsizing Your Home Could Be A Terrible Idea For Your Finances

[credit provider=”Instagram/elyse33″ url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/339041199317106307_3610302″] At some point, many older homeowners think about reducing their mortgage loans or living costs by downsizing their homes.Maybe they’re empty nesters with kids off to college or starting their own families, and a big house is simply too much to keep up.
Downsizing Your Home Could Be A Terrible Idea For Your Finances
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Laos Is The Perfect Place For Retirees Looking For Low-Cost Luxury

[credit provider=”Flickr via thepaperboy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepaperboy/1488249840/in/photostream/”] There is a saying in Asia that the Vietnamese plant the rice, the Cambodians harvest the rice, the Thais sell the rice, and the Laotians listen to the rice grow. Laos exudes mellow.While the rest of Southeast Asia seems to be changing and modernizing at […]
Laos Is The Perfect Place For Retirees Looking For Low-Cost Luxury
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Why Older Consumers Won Big With The Fiscal Cliff Deal

[credit provider=”Facebook/Susan Toole Bach” url=”https://www.facebook.com/susantoolebach/photos”] Washington’s effort to avoid the fiscal cliff did not involve a grand deal that President Obama had sought, but the American Taxpayer Relief Act, as it’s called, certainly did involve a grand compromise. And maybe we can breathe easy for a while.But the new Congress […]
Why Older Consumers Won Big With The Fiscal Cliff Deal
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Why The Heck Do So Many People Want To Move To India?

[credit provider=”Fox Searchlight”] Future retirees want to move to India, HSBC’s fifth annual Expat Survey showed.11 per cent of expats surveyed said they plan to retire in India, which is strange seeing as the same survey ranked India last in overall expat experience.
Why The Heck Do So Many People Want To Move To India?