Retirement Prep is Vanguard's audio guide to smart saving for life. You go to the dentist twice a year. You get a physical once a year. You should monitor your financial health in much the same way. As you save for retirement, keep in mind your life circumstances will change. Your mix of investments may also need to change to reflect that.
Retirement Prep is Vanguard's audio guide to smart saving for life. Sure, you want to save more. Not just for retirement, but for a home, college, whatever. The question is where do you find the money? Especially if it feels like you're living paycheck to paycheck as it is. It's time to take control.
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Retirement Prep is Vanguard's audio guide to smart saving for life. If you start right away and save for retirement regularly, patiently, and with discipline, your money can work to produce remarkable results over time. The key to this is the power of compounding.
Retirement Prep is Vanguard's audio guide to smart saving for retirement and for life. You've got all that money just sitting in your retirement plan. Shouldn't you be able to borrow a little every now and then? It's your money, after all. What could be the problem? Gosh, where do we begin?
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Retirement Prep is Vanguard's audio guide to smart saving for retirement and for life. How much do you need to save? If 12 to 15% of your pay sounds like a lot, consider starting with a smaller amount and then increase it each year. You'll be surprised how quickly and easily you'll be able to save more.
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If the United States of America came to you asking for a loan, would you say yes? David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, explains how the U.S. went from record surpluses to record deficits, and whether there's hope of fixing the problem any time soon.
Sarah Houston, a principal in Vanguard Retail Investor Group, discusses the reasons saving for retirement is so important, especially for women. She also explains that creating a well-balanced investment portfolio doesn't have to be complicated. (6:59)
Stephani Smith of Vanguard Institutional Asset Management describes the 2 basic trust types (revocable and irrevocable), explains how they differ in their tax treatment, and tells how selecting a trustee is an important part of establishing your trust. (7:44)
Rose D'Alisa, a trust investment manager with Vanguard Asset Management Services, discusses the psychological and financial impact of long-term care, and explains how long-term care insurance could play a role in defraying the cost. (8:45)
Vanguard principal Ellen Rinaldi describes how certain life events can represent opportunities to make sure that your investment portfolio is in line with your goals, risk tolerance, and time horizon. (8:53)
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