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Minyanville Guide To Retirement Planning


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Planning for retirement is one of those goals that many people never seem to find time to do, but it is critical to develop a solid, well-formulated gameplan for reaching your retirement goals. Minyanville is on your side. Here are some retirement-planning tips designed to help you retire on your own terms:

  • A good rule of thumb is to allocate your retirement investments between stocks and bonds according to your age. Another good rule of thumb is to somehow get a whole lot of money just before you retire.

  • Diversification is the key to any sound retirement plan. Make sure you gamble with your retirement savings in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

  • When it comes to saving for retirement, some people say "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." But if all you are saving are eggs, well... good luck with that.

  • Have you considered a Rothschild IRA? The 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac is a safe bet with a maturity range of 2011 to 2050, rated 99 points.

  • Estate planning can be tricky and involve many unexpected expenses. To save your heirs from unexpectedly high burial costs when you die, start building a giant pyramid now in which to store your jewel-encrusted sarcophagus. Fill the pyramid's chambers with any extra gold and treasures.

  • When choosing a financial adviser, watch for red flags. If your financial adviser refers to you as a "mark," and your financial plan as a "grift," it could be a red flag. Get a second opinion.

  • Due to increases in life expectancy, the biggest problem facing us in retirement is outliving our money. Make your money last longer by driving really, really slowly to the mall.

  • Did you know that a single Styrofoam cup of coffee a day would in 40 years turn into the equivalent of $381,437 in the stock market? Clearly, this shows that the best retirement plan is to horde Styrofoam cups.

  • Some people are concerned that social security will run out by the time they retire. In order to increase the odds that you will receive social security payments, assume various identities with unique social security numbers.

  • If your retirement savings consists of a wad of bills stuffed inside a rusty coffee can buried in a public park somewhere, don't be like a lot of people and forget to write down where you buried it. Also, make sure your name is clearly written on the can in permanent ink in case another investor accidentally digs up the wrong can.
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