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5 American Cities Where You Can Retire On Just Social Security

Retired couple finding cities to retire in on social security
If Social Security is your primary post-retirement income, it may be time to move. Maybe to one of these five low-cost U.S. cities.

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Best Money Tips: How to Know When You're Ready to Retire

Today we found articles on how to know when you’re ready to retire, how to budget when you’re behind on your bills, and little things you should do every day before noon.

7 Ways Retirement Planning Changes When You're Single

Retirement planning is not one-size-fits-all. And if you're single, you'd be wise to prepare for some unique concerns — and benefits!

How to Save for Retirement When You Are Unemployed

So you're out of work. That doesn't mean you have to lose track of your retirement savings.

5 Countries Where You Can Retire for $1,000 a Month

Low cost-of-living is the name of the game in these beautiful countries where you can retire for less than $1,000 per month.

Best Credit Cards for Seniors and Retirees

These are the best credit cards to help seniors and retirees save money in their golden years.

6 Ways You Can Cut Costs Right Before You Retire

With retirement right around the corner, it's more important than ever to start cutting your daily living costs. You'll thank yourself later.

4 Questions You Need To Answer Before Relocating in Retirement

Relocating is a common post-career plan. But before pulling up stakes, you better find out where the road will take you.

Here's Why a Late Retirement May Be a Bad Idea

Didn't save enough in your working years? You may be banking on a late retirement, but life can have other plans.

How an HSA Could Help Your Retirement

You know socking money into a 401(k) or IRA will help fund your retirement years. An HSA could help, too.

5 Biggest Ways Millennials Risk Their Retirements

Millennials are stuck making some tough money calls. Unfortunately, it's their retirement fund that gets hit the hardest.

How to Live a Retired Life Before Retirement

You don't have to wait until retirement to start living like you already have.

8 Questions Financial Advisers Hear Most Often

Financial advisers have heard it all when it comes to money. But they hear these questions most of all.

6 Reasons Every Millennial Needs a Roth IRA

You're young, you're earning an income, and you're ready to save for retirement. It's time to open a Roth IRA.

How to Make Sure You Don't Run Out of Money in Retirement

Investing in an annuity can be a little tricky. Having an annuity, however, is pretty wonderful.

We Do the Math: Save for Retirement or Pay Off Credit Card Debt?

It's a finance question for the ages: Should you save for retirement, or pay off credit card debt? Find out what the math says.

Start Planning Now for When Your Target-Date Fund Ends

Target-date funds are a common way to help you save for retirement. But what happens when they actually hit their target?

9 Expensive Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Retirement always has a few bumps in the road. But these nine costly mistakes can derail you completely.

4 Retirement "Rules of Thumb" That Actually Work

Take some guesswork out of retirement planning with these four financial rules of thumb. They really do work!

What You Need to Know About the Easiest Way to Save for Retirement

Target-date funds are an easy way to "set and forget" your retirement savings. But they have a few downsides, too.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Start Claiming Your Social Security Benefits

Just because you can start claiming Social Security benefits, doesn't necessarily mean you should. Ask yourself these questions first.