Whether your retirement is a few decades or a few months away, now is the time to prepare for your postcareer years. While you’re daydreaming of one day surfing the coast of Florida, why not surf the Net for some tips to help you save for retirement?
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After you’ve spent decades planning for your retirement, it’d be devastating to find yourself in financial trouble simply because you mismanaged your money during the first few years of your retirement. Depending on how much you save, you might not have to worry much about your spending during your golden years, but a few tips and online tools can give you an idea of how your finances compare to your retirement spending habits and how to make sure you end up with enough in the bank to live comfortably.
- If you are worried that your funds are running short, consider taking a look at our findingDulcinea Mortgage Guide to see if perhaps a home equity loan or reverse mortgage is an appropriate option for getting additional money during retirement.
- See our findingDulcinea Estate Planning Guide for additional estate planning resources.
- Want to keep busy during retirement? Take a look at our findingDulcinea Part-time Jobs, Freelancing, or Philanthropy Guides to find ways (other than lying on a beach) to spend your postcareer days.
"How Long Will My Money Last?" worksheet can help you figure out if you need to live frugally during retirement, or if you can start living in luxury.
has an article called "How can I estimate my Retirement Lifestyle Cost?" that helps you do just that. You'll even find a sample budget to help you make estimates for certain costs (or to remind you of expenses you might forget to factor into your cost of living).
has a "Managing Money in Retirement" article that provides advice about how to spend (and manage) your money after you've retired. This article also provides links to other Web resources about annuities and charitable gift annuities.
has resources for the legal questions that we face as we enter retirement: estate planning, caregiving, income and financial-need calculators, and more. This site also has adjustable text size for easier reading (found on the top right of the homepage).
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