Saturday , 4 February 2023

Retirement Planning

Ranked: The Best Countries to Retire in Around the World

Our global population is getting older. The OECD predicts that 30% of people worldwide will be aged 65 or over by 2050 and, while some countries are relatively prepared to handle this increase in the elderly demographic, others are already feeling the squeeze and struggling with the challenges that come with a rapidly aging population. What Makes a Country Retirement-Friendly? When …

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Americans: You Can Earn +7% With Series 1 Savings Bonds

Gold, commodities, Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) or maybe bitcoin come to mind when thinking of inflation hedges. While all tend to work to some extent, each has its own quirks, and none cleanly moves in lockstep with inflation [but have you ever thought of investing in Series I savings bonds, or I bonds?

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The 25 Best Countries for Retirement: Canada Ranks #15; U.S. #18

The French investment bank, Natixis, ranks 44 countries using factors that affect financial security and material well-being, including unemployment and income inequality keeping score with its Natixis Investment Managers Global Retirement Index. This year the U.S. came in at #18, down one spot from last year and down from #16 the year before that. Canada came in at #15 this year down 5 spots from the previous year. Here are the reasons why.

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The 5 Biggest Financial Risks Retirees Face

While there are many risks that face retirees, new research suggests older Americans often underestimate the biggest and most likely problems they'll encounter. Here’s a look at the five biggest risks retirees face — as well as some advice for minimizing those risks.

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Social Security: 8 Facts You Need To Know

An annual quiz from Mass-Mutual that tests the public's knowledge about Social Security...has 13 true or false questions...and the results consistently show the average person knows little about these government benefits...

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