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Uncle Sam Not Stealing Your Social Security

A reader recently forwarded me an email that began, “Who died before they collected Social Security?” It asked how many people only collected a small portion of what they paid into Social Security because they, or a spouse, died soon after retiring. Then it screamed in all caps, “Where Did That Money Go?” The rest […]

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Strategic IRA Withdrawals

Last year I reached a significant milestone—age 59 ½, old enough to withdraw money from my IRA’s with no penalty. While I experienced this milestone as bittersweet, it did remind me of the importance of timing when it comes to taking money out of retirement accounts. Making withdrawals at the wrong time can have serious […]

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Travel on a Budget with RV Retirement

“What do you plan to do when you retire?” “See new places!” In my experience, the number-one activity most people look forward to when they retire from earning an income is travel. Seeing and experiencing the world has never been easier. True, air travel is rarely easy or pleasurable, and it can be expensive. Yet, […]

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