Tag: Retirement

What You Should Do When You Reach These Retirement Age Milestones

The age of 50 is a milestone for many reasons — not the least of which is the fact that 50 is a nice, round number that’s also the equivalent of half-a-century. Practically speaking, 50 is also an important age when it comes to your personal finances. Starting at 50, there are a number of […]

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The Retirement Savings Crisis: Buck the Trends in Retirement Savings

The sad truth is that most working-age U.S. households are nowhere near ready for retirement. According to The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), the median retirement account balance for working-age American households is only $3,000. Even most Americans who are close to retiring are woefully unprepared, with a median retirement account balance of only […]

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Make Note of These Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2018

Each year, the IRS makes cost-of-living adjustments (or COLAs) to dollar limitations that apply to qualified retirement accounts and Social Security. With the new year right around the corner, now is a good time to review these adjustments for 2018 and assess their potential impact on your financial plans. COLAs Affecting Retirement Accounts If you […]

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Retiring Early: How to Make This Dream a Reality

The age of 65 has often been viewed as the “traditional” retirement age in the U.S. But there are no laws stating that you have to retire at 65. Most people have the freedom to retire whenever they want, assuming they have the financial means to do so. This includes retiring early. Many people dream […]

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Will You Outlive Your Retirement Savings?

Many people base their retirement saving and distribution strategies on life expectancy projections made by the Social Security Administration. According to these projections, once he has reached age 65, the average male in the United States will live to age 84 and the average female will live to age 86. But there’s something very important […]

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5 Tasks for Your Retirement Checklist

Many people keep checklists for a wide variety of different activities — everything from their daily chores and to-do’s to items they need to take with them on vacation. But have you ever thought about creating a checklist for your retirement? Doing so is especially important if you are nearing the age and date when […]

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Four Retirement Savings Steps for Millennials

Saving for retirement isn’t high on the priority list for some Millennials. After all, there are lots of other financial obligations you probably have to worry about right now — things like repaying college loans, buying a car and paying for car insurance, and saving for a down payment on a first home. But if […]

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What Is Your Level of Investing Risk Tolerance?

What Is Your Level of Investing Risk Tolerance? The risk vs. reward equation applies to many things in life. The more risk you’re willing to assume, the higher your possible reward — and your potential loss. Frontier knows that gauging risk vs. reward is critical to formulating your investing strategy. It starts with determining your […]

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The Potential Role of Annuities in Your Financial Plan

Annuities can sometimes be beneficial financial products, in the right circumstances. With a clear understanding of what annuities are and how they work, you can better determine whether or not an annuity could help you meet some of your financial goals. An annuity is a type of insurance contract into which you invest money today […]

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5 Retirement Savings Questions to Ask Now

According to the Pew Research Center, 10,000 baby boomers now reach the traditional retirement age of 65 every single day. Some of these boomers have planned well for their financial security in retirement — but, unfortunately, many haven’t. A study conducted by GoBankingRates found that one-third of Americans have not saved any money at all […]

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