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Americans can expect to pay a lot more for medical care in retirement

Americans can expect to pay a lot more for medical care in retirement

Lisafx | Istock | Getty Images A 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to spend an average of $315,000 in health-care and medical expenses in their retirement, according to a new estimate by Fidelity Investments. That’s 5% higher than last year’s estimate. While much of the increase this year came from higher Medicare Part …

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Your new 'retirement' home could be a cruise ship

Your new ‘retirement’ home could be a cruise ship

Jeff Farschman, 72, is a serial cruiser from Delaware who spends months at sea in retirement. Jeff Farschman For nearly two decades, Jeff Farschman, 72, has spent his golden years like many other adventurous retirees — enjoying leisure cruises to exotic ports of call. But unlike many of his fellow cruise passengers, Farschman basically lives …

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What Bitcoin Could Be Worth to Fidelity. You'll Be Surprised.

What Bitcoin Could Be Worth to Fidelity. You’ll Be Surprised.

Text size Fidelity’s push into Bitcoin is raising controversy but could be lucrative for the company. Dreamstime.com Fidelity Investments shocked the retirement industry last month with a move to make Bitcoin available in 401(k) plans. Add up the revenue that might bring in, and it starts to be less of a surprise. Fidelity is the …

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Worried about a recession? Here’s how to prepare your portfolio

Worried about a recession? Here’s how to prepare your portfolio

FG Trade | iStock | Getty Images More from FA Playbook: Here’s a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. “We all understand that markets go through cycles and recession is part of the cycle that we may be facing,” said certified financial planner Elliot Herman, partner at PRW Wealth Management in Quincy, …

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Your cash savings may finally yield a higher return — but only at certain banks

Your cash savings may finally yield a higher return — but only at certain banks

Guido Mieth | DigitalVision | Getty Images Banks are starting to pay a higher return on your cash — good news for savers who’ve seen their stockpiles languishing from a gruesome combination of low interest rates and high inflation. However, some banks are moving faster than others. Some, particularly traditional brick-and-mortar shops, may not budge …

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As mortgage rates rise, here’s how to decide whether you should buy a home or rent

As mortgage rates rise, here’s how to decide whether you should buy a home or rent

Tim Kitchen | The Image Bank | Getty Images It’s becoming harder to afford a home. Prices are up almost 20% year over year, and mortgage rates are soaring. The rate for a 30-year fixed loan is now 5.57%, according to Mortgage News Daily, up from 3.29% at the start of the year. At the …

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This 35-year-old turned her side hustle into a $141 million company—here's the 5-step business plan she used

This 35-year-old turned her side hustle into a $141 million company—here’s the 5-step business plan she used

In 2014, I walked away from my $35,000-per-year job in insurance sales to grow my e-commerce side hustle with my husband Chris. We had been experimenting with selling clothes and accessories on online marketplaces, including eBay and Facebook. Our online community of friends and customers quickly grew from a few hundred members to over 10,000 …

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