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Three Steps to Act on Now To Help Bootstrap Your Future
Don’t underestimate your needs or forget to “expect the unexpected.” These sites may help you get your finances in order.
The One Safe Investment and Why You Never Hear About It From Financial Advisors
Economist Zvi Bodie, perhaps the country’s foremost expert on pension finance, insists that every American at least consider an investment that financial advisors almost never mention.
What Good Do Money Management Firms Have to Offer?
When a feline can pick stocks better than a human, money manager Jon Shayne argues there are still very good reasons to have money management firms actively pick stocks and invest your money.
Social Security Calculator
AARP’s free software to help you decide when to claim your benefits. (More elaborate software is also available, including at Larry Kotlikoff’s maximizemysocialsecurity.com, but it comes at a cost.)
A Financial Advisor Can Help
Perhaps a second career is in your future, or maybe you’re working longer than the “traditional” retirement age?
Today’s older workers may very well need to have a plan in place to stay in the workforce longer. Start preparing when you are in your late 50s or early 60s for your next career, or work with your employer to adapt your job and add new skills as you get older. These are good places to start for useful advice and how-tos:
A site with information that helps “make it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. We call them "encore careers"—jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life.”
AARP’s ‘Recareering’ Site
Articles and resources on switching careers after age 50.
A PBS site “where grown-ups keep growing” that addresses a wide range of second career, financial, caregiving, health and lifestyle topics.
- Ten Tips for Senior Entrepreneurs