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Sometimes You Should Retreat Before Pressing On

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Before modern military tactics were developed, it was common for the General to move to an elevated position to observe the battle. Typically, soldiers fighting face-to-face with their enemy were so focused on survival that they lacked perspective on whether they were winning or losing until the battle was over. The General’s view, however, prompted adjustments to increase the likelihood of victory.  

When Should I Start My Social Security Retirement Checks?

Thursday, April 23, 2015 Bookmark and Share

In 1993, the average retirement age was 57 today, it’s 62.

Americans are living longer, working longer and retiring later. Unfortunately, some of us haven’t saved much.

“The average working household has virtually no retirement savings,” says the National Institute on Retirement Security. You might need Social Security to stay afloat in old age. That means the decision about when to claim your benefit is a decisive one. 

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