Retirement

By Edd and Cynthia Staton, Next Avenue Contributors Getty If you’ve been contemplating the idea of retiring abroad, you may have done a little research. Maybe you’ve even jumped on the internet to look for the country that’s best for you. Big mistake. You probably know the old saying: “If you don’t know where you’re
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New funds are rare in the closed-end fund (CEF) world. But there’s a new kid on the block throwing off a monthly 6% dividend. Today we’re going to run through this new fund to see if it might have a place in your portfolio. 6% Dividends and Netflix-Like Growth—in 1 Fund I’m talking about the
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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 01: Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks during a round table discussion with high school students at a creative workspace for women on October 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Pritzker was joined by his Illinois Getty Images Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s task force released its report proposing consolidation of the
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Many seniors, as they approach or enter retirement, have found that their retirement savings may be inadequate for the long haul, let alone be able to cover unexpected expenses, medical emergencies or assisted living costs.  Their 401(k) or IRA aren’t earning what they thought it would, and even though they qualify for Social Security, they realize it might not
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Billionaire Warren Buffett, speaks during a news conference of International Metalworking Companies (IMC) in Dalian, Shangdon province, China, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. Buffett said investors should be “cautious” about China’s stocks as prices surge. Photographer:Kevin Lee/Bloomberg News BLOOMBERG NEWS Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was published in the October 2019 issue
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BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 27: Home Health Care aid, Lora Lodkina, left, helps Galina Zhidkova with shopping. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Boston Globe via Getty Images In 2020, Medicare beneficiaries will have more opportunities to join Medicare Advantage (MA) managed care plans that offer limited personal supports and services such
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses withdrawing an application for Social Security retirement benefits, what happens with Social Security disability benefits at certain ages, survivor’s benefits and domestic partnerships, submitting an application and whether to
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A rainy night in mid-town Manhattan, 2013.  Something was happening at 8th Ave. and 44th St. — sirens, squad cars, cops cordoning off a corner. My actress girlfriend and I were coming from a theater workshop at the Producers Club on 44th, and she said as we approached the avenue: “You might be covering that
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