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4 Secrets To Retiring Earlier In Life

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This is a guest post from Steven McMeechan from Capstone Financial Planning in Australia.

Retirement is the dream of almost everyone in the developed world. No one wants to keep working longer than necessary. Even people who love their jobs or work for themselves want the financial freedom to sustain themselves without a consistent paycheck – to decide when, where, and how they’re going to work. Here are some tips to achieve that level of freedom, and to help you retire earlier if you so choose 

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Topics: retirement planning, Saving for retirement


Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Security and Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

couple-receiving-bad-news-over-the-phone-at-home_BFItInRBi.jpgIf you're paying any attention, you've probably heard that the Social Security Trust Fund is running out of money.  In one respect this is true.  At the same time, the problem is not too big to fix today and hopefully, we'll see Congress get around to fixing it.

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Topics: retirement planning, retirement, Saving for retirement


You Always Have To Pay Yourself First

investment_G19mSIvd.jpgIf you ever want to retire, you must think about how you're going to save for retirement.  Here's some articles for around the web we found that are important as you think about ever being able to retire.

The problem you're probably facing is retirement is a long way off.  If you think that's true, think again.  I've seen far too many people, hopefully not like you who think they have plenty of time.  You're going to find that twenty and even thirty years goes by like a blink in time.  Really, you need to think about retiring today even though your retirement is thirty or forty years in the future.

Read the following two articles.  I think you'll find some good advice in both.

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Topics: retirement, Investment Planning, Saving for retirement


Are You Saving Enough

Here's an issue you probably are facing and you may not even know it. There's a very good chance you're not saving enough. Why don't you spend a few minutes watching this video. You'll get some great ideas on what you need to be doing to make sure you do save enough and get to retire on your terms.

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Topics: Saving for retirement, financial planning video