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How Your Spending Changes in Retirement

Household spending generally drops at retirement and then continues to decline throughout retirement. Here’s how people’s spending changes the most and how it can effect your saving plan.

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Retirement Planning Tips for Millennials

Getting ahead of retirement planning can help you achieve your goals sooner. Our retirement planning tips for millennials give quick and easy suggestions for people in their 20s and 30s. One thing to be most aware of: retirement is more complicated without a pension.

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Non-Guaranteed Retirement Income Strategies

Utilizing asset-based tools to save for retirement is a great supplement to income annuities and the Personal Pension. Find out the four ways you can accumulate additional assets.

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Use Technology to Address These 3 Retirement Challenges

Preparing for retirement can be challenging but new technology is making it easier to prepare, plan and manage retirement. Using technology can lower fees, provide better education and access to new opportunities

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Taxes in Retirement

Taxation has a large impact on your retirement preparedness. Developing a plan to handle the differing rules and regulations on various types of retirement income is an important step to effectively plan for retirement. This article provides an overview of taxation on retirement income and links to resources that will help you understand taxes in retirement and make the decisions that are right for you.

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Annuities Can Solve the Retirement Spending Dilemma

The habits that help us build our retirement nest-egg also prevent us from spending as much as we can in retirement. Annuities can help solve this challenge of underconsumption in retirement.

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How to Restore the Three-Legged Retirement Stool

The rise of the 401(k) and the corresponding decline of defined benefit pension plans upended the three-legged stool model for retirement savings, leading to retirement insecurity. Blueprint Income is working to restore the broken leg of the stool: pensions.

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How Stock Market Drops Affect Your Retirement

401(k)s have become the predominant way to prepare for retirement, which leaves retirement savings exposed to market volatility. As a result, we are more sensitive to changes and drops in the markets. Knowing how stock market drops affect your retirement means it's important to protect your investments from movements in the market.

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Taking Gains off the Table

The recent bull market has been an attractive place for investors looking to generate sizable returns on their investment. Ongoing speculation of a potential market downturn in 2018 is now leaving investors with the challenge of finding a way to protect their recent gains.

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History of Retirement (& Future Outlook)

The history of retirement starts with us not living long enough to retire. Then, the introduction of Social Security and pensions gave us retirement security. Today, we're struggling to manage market and longevity risks on our own.

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5 Challenges Women Face in Retirement

Women tend to live longer and therefore need to prepare more for retirement. And, with most couples, women aren’t very involved in retirement planning.

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Staying on Track for Retirement in Your 60s

With retirement approaching, reviewing your goals will ensure that you are on track for retirement. Here’s a quick checklist of the what you should be doing to prepare during your 60s.

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Staying on Track for Retirement in Your 50s

As you get closer to retirement and continue working towards your saving goals, it’s important to incorporate a plan for your retirement spending. Here’s how you can start thinking about it.

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Retirement Planning Tips for Millennials

Getting ahead of retirement planning can help you achieve your goals sooner. Our retirement planning tips for millennials give quick and easy suggestions for people in their 20s and 30s. One thing to be most aware of: retirement is more complicated without a pension.

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Using Technology to Improve Your Retirement

People tend to think of technology as an exclusively millennial playing field. But don’t be fooled, there’s plenty of simple tech tools available to enhance how you manage your personal finances, particularly for retirement.

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Smart Planning for a Long Retirement

Higher life expectancies mean longer retirements. It’s important to consider these tools and strategies to ensure that you don’t outlive your retirement savings.

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Planning for Retirement with Income and Assets

Early in our careers, we think about retirement in terms of assets, but as we get closer to actually retiring, it’s important to shift and focus on income. Why? Assets run out. Lifetime income doesn’t.

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How Your Spending Changes in Retirement

Household spending generally drops at retirement and then continues to decline throughout retirement. Here’s how people’s spending changes the most and how it can effect your saving plan.