Do You Need A Million Dollars To Retire?

Do You Need A Million Dollars to Retire?

For some reason, people are fixated on this big round number. Some people will need at least that much if not more. Others will be able to make it work with less—sometimes much less.
We’ll talk about the factors which determine the answer to the “how much” question. And we’ll give you a brief example of how much income a $1,000,000 nest egg can provide.

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An Ice Cold COLA

The Social Security cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is designed to help retirees combat inflation.  The SSA recently announced the improvement for 2020.  Spoiler alert:  This is an ice cold COLA. Video: An Ice Cold COLA Each Episode of Monday Morning Money is also broadcast on Local Radio, WMOA (1490 AM and 101.3 FM).  You […]

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Fixing Social Security

The Social Security Trust Fund is projected to run out of money by 2035.  It means fixing Social Security is now a hot topic.  We’ll share two proposed ideas on this episode of Monday Morning Money. Video: Fixing Social Security Plan for A Better Retirement We created Monday Morning Money with one goal in mind—give […]

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How Social Security Spousal Benefits Impact Your Retirement

If you’re married, Social Security spousal benefits can impact your retirement.  Today we’ll take a deeper dive into how they work.  And if you are no longer married, we have a bonus tip for you at the end. Video: How Social Security Spousal Benefits Impact Your Retirement. Plan for A Better Retirement We created Monday […]

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5 Reasons to Start Your Social Security at 62

For most of us, waiting to take your Social Security makes sense.  But here are 5 reasons to start your Social Security at 62. Video: 5 Reasons to Start Your Social Security at 62 Plan for A Better Retirement We created Monday Morning Money with one goal in mind—give you information which will inspire you […]

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Have To Retire Early? Here is What Happens.

Nearly half of Americans plan to work beyond age 65. But studies show only 19% are able to do so. For some retiring at a younger age is a choice. They’ve saved enough and confidently walk away. But what if you have to retire early? What happens to your finances?

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The New Social Security Scam

There is a new Social Security scam.  You get a call and are told your Social Security number is linked to fraudlent activity.  We have an actual voicemail and a few tips to help you protect yourself. Listen Now: The New Social Security Scam (4:20) What To Do If You Are Worried… You can contact […]

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Replacing Income in Retirement — Ep 07

Replacing income in retirement creates a puzzle. Most of us will depend on two sources: Social Security and our savings. How much income you need from your savings depends on your Social Security. And, how much of your income Social Security replaces depends on how much you earn. We’ll discuss how this fits together on […]

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