The "real" mistake with early retirement

Feb 11, 2011
We get many emails from people pouring money into their mortgage and savings as much as they can. Their goal is to retire early. It's financial...
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A troublesome brew: IRAs, speculators and real estate

Feb 9, 2011
Did you know that you can buy a house with an IRA? You can if it's a so-called self-directed IRA. Equity Trust, an Ohio-based custodian of self...
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Getting Personal: Your net worth, money management 101

Feb 3, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer your questions about determining your personal net worth, how to teach someone money management and whether a 529 plan is too risky or conservative.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement, Savings

The big money challenge: The last stage of life

Feb 2, 2011
Imagine. You've paid off your student loans. You bought a house. You put the kids through college. "But many 50-somethings think the biggest...
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German companies shift conditions for older workers

Jan 29, 2011
Germany raised its retirement age by two years to 67. Now companies and employees are discovering the unexpected consequences.
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Grim news on retirement

Jan 28, 2011
Debt and retirement don't mix. Imagine the financial stress from not working while still paying a monthly debt tab....
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A career after retirement

Jan 22, 2011
Many have questions about how to prepare for retirement, but what do you do when you actually get there? Some are discovering that traveling and golf just aren't enough for the retired life.
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Getting Personal: Identity theft and confusion

Jan 21, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's Chris Farrell answer your questions about identity confusion and your credit and if you can be too old to buy a house.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Housing, Retirement

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be

Jan 20, 2011
Where are the best places in America to grow old?. Joseph Coughlin of MIT explores that question on his blog, Disruptive Demogaphics: Global Aging,...
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How'd he do that?

Jan 17, 2011
Leonard McCracken is 107 years old. He has been retired since 1969 with no pension. He's lived off savings, Social Security and a lifetime annuity....
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