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9 Things People Who Retire Early Do

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Retiring early seems like such a dream, but for those who plan ahead, it's a reality. Find out what they're doing with their time now.

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6 Cool Jobs for Retirees

Working in retirement is a reality for many. But the right gig can be a fun and rewarding way to earn cash in your golden years.

4 Reasons Early Retirement Might Be Financially Risky

So many of us dream of early retirement, but it comes at a price — often your nest egg. Can you afford to stop working early?

5 Best Websites to Help You Retire Early

Everybody dreams of retiring early, but few of us actually do it. These retirement finance experts can show you the way.

7 States With the Lowest Taxes for Retirees

Why deal with burdensome taxes in your golden years? Make one of these tax-lenient states your new home base in retirement.

How One Woman Retired at 60 and Traveled the World

One early retiree proves it's not how much you make that matters. Instead, it's what you do with what you have that makes all the difference.

6 Retirement Rules You Should Be Breaking

There's more to the golden years than meets the eye (and wallet). You may want to consider breaking these often misunderstood rules of retirement.

8 Reasons Why Your Retirement Cost Calculations May Be Wrong

How are you calculating your retirement savings? Consider some often overlooked expenses — and savings — the next time you add it up.

Ask the Readers: When Do You Want to Retire?

Tell us at what age you want to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Facts Millennials Should Know About Retirement Planning

Retirement saving has never been easy, but for today's young adults, it seems impossible. Here's how to understand today's special saving challenges.

Follow These 5 Steps to Full Health Care Coverage in Retirement

Are you factoring medical costs into your retirement planning? You should be — here's how to avoid a health care shortage in your golden years.

How to Enjoy Retirement If You Haven't Saved Enough

You're ready for retirement in every way except your savings — now what? Catch up, supplement, and cut costs.

How to Start Saving for Retirement at 40+

It's never too late to start saving. If you skirted retirement savings in your younger years, you can still catch up — here's how.

4 More Exciting, Affordable American Cities to Retire In

Don't retire just anywhere! These affordable, multifaceted cities are perfect for baby boomers to call home.

5 Ways to Boost Your Odds of Retiring Early

You don't have to wait 'til your 60s to retire. Make an early retirement a real possibility with some simple steps you can take today.

5 Best Online Brokerages for Your IRA

You know you should be socking more away for retirement, but how? Start now with an IRA at one of these newbie friendly online brokerages.

4 Things Millennials Should Do Today to Prepare for Retirement

Planning for retirement is daunting — even for twenty-somethings. Take a few simple steps and be on your way to building a healthy retirement fund.

12 Surprising Things Women Should Know About Retirement Planning

Retirement planning makes everyone a little nervous, but for women, there's more at stake — a lot more. Are you saving enough?

The Step-by-Step Guide to Rolling Over Your 401(k)

Taking a 401(k) distribution when you leave a job will cost you. Take 10 minutes to rollover your account and keep your retirement fund growing.

7 Ways to Max Out Your IRA Contributions by April 15th

Tax day is fast approaching. Try one of these smart ways to save up cash over the next month, and max out your personal IRA contribution; it's a deduction!

Is This the End of the Back-Door Roth IRA Tax Loophole?

The back-door Roth IRA is yet another tax dodge employed by the rich. Learn how it works for the wealthy — and why it may not work for anyone anymore.