Once you hit your 60s, it’s time to figure out when you want to retire — and whether or not you can make it happen. By the age of 67, which is when people born in 1960 or later can fully retire on Social Security, you should have 10 times your final salary saved, according to…

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Americans used to retire with a monthly pension from their employer. All they had to do was cash the check every month, and a sizable chunk of their retirement income was guaranteed. Nowadays, pensions are most common for government workers. Most people instead finance retirement from some combination of Social Security and tax-advantaged accounts like…

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This Ridiculously Simple Change to How You Say Thank You Will Make It Much More Effective UC Berkeley’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas says “Gratitude 1-2-3” has big benefits for both you and those you thank. When most of us say thank you, we should be much more specific. That advice comes from Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., science director…

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Because a few fresh perspectives, and fresh strategies, may be all you need. One of my favorite things to do is ask writers whose books I love to list a few books they love; it’s a great way to get excellent recommendations. The same applies where business is concerned. If you’re a fan of Warren Buffett‘s, then reading…

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Social Security benefits are meager enough, yet these states take some of that money away. Though it can be skimpy, Social Security is a major source of money for retired Americans: The Social Security Administratration says about 1 in 5 older married couples and nearly half of single seniors rely on their benefits for 90%…

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