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Getting your finances in order is one of the best things you can do to ensure a seamless transition into an enjoyable retirement.

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8 articles tagged "Financial planning"

  • An illustration of a house with a reverse symbol on top of it as an abstract way to convey the idea of a reverse mortgage.

    What is a reverse mortgage?

    Are you looking for ways to supplement your income in retirement? If you’re a homeowner over 62 years of age, you might qualify to convert a portion of your home’s equity into cash via a reverse mortgage home loan. Many seniors take out reverse mortgages to supplement their incomes in retirement. Why are reverse mortgages so …

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  • Everyone's personal Medicare timeline looks a little different depending on your individual health care situation and strategy.

    Creating your personal Medicare timeline

    If you’re approaching your 65th birthday, you’d be wise to start preparing—at least mentally—to enroll for Medicare. Unless you’re already receiving social security benefits when you turn 65, it’s not likely that you’ll be signed up automatically. There are several strict deadlines within the Medicare program, and you could face lifelong penalties if you miss …

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  • A bar chart meant to illustrate the income stream made possible with annuities.

    What are annuities?

    As you begin to build your retirement strategy, you may be interested in investments that will allow you to build a steady and reliable flow of income. One of the many investment options worth looking into are annuities. An annuity is an insurance product that provides a future stream of income to someone while they’re …

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  • A price tag to illustrate the importance of building a budget in retirement.

    Building a budget in retirement

    If you’re like most Americans, you probably feel like you haven’t saved enough money for retirement. Making a budget can be the best method to ensure you don’t outlive your money.  While you may no longer have an income from a full-time job, managing your finances isn’t that much different in retirement. You should be …

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  • An illustration of a globe shaped like a test tube beaker.

    Why location matters in retirement

    Transitioning to a fixed income after leaving the workforce may have you thinking about how to maximize your retirement income and savings. There are lots of tips out there for saving money in small ways – senior discounts, coupons, travel deals – but what if you want to make a more significant change? In this …

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  • Illustrations of imagery related to common experiences in retirement.

    Quick-Start Guide to Retirement

    Not sure where to start with retirement? We’ve outlined the five essential questions you should be asking yourself in preparation for the next phase of your life. This journey should be about relaxation and fun – not stress – so sit back, and let Renew be your guide to retirement! Renew has defined three major …

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  • Abstract illustration of an adult child and their medicare-eligible parent.

    How can I help my parents with retirement?

    It can be difficult to start a conversation with your parents about their retirement. This is especially true if you’re not used to giving them advice. While many parts of retirement planning involve intimidating financial and medical decisions, there are also many other simpler ways you can help your parents approach this new (and exciting) …

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  • A piggy bank full of retirement savings.

    Do I have enough money to retire?

    At Renew, we know it can be scary to think about how much you’ve saved (or still need to save) for retirement. For years, you’ve heard the advice: save as much as possible now. Otherwise, you won’t be able to retire and… you’ll work the rest of your life. Deciding whether you have enough money …

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