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Chuck Shaffer

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Retire Gen X
General Finance
retirement, savings, investing, income, Social Security, lifestyle, insurance, health care
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Coming home to an empty nest can be painful; maybe even as painful as the death of a family member. But if you are aware of what to expect and prepare for it, hopefully it won't be so painful for you. ...
Posted: Jan 05 2019 @ 4:35 PM
When many of us think about end of life planning, we tend to think about setting up a will or trust. Those are important steps for sure, but even more basic is gathering up all of the companies you do business with on a regular basis and making sure someone else knows where that information is kept. ...
Posted: Jul 27 2018 @ 5:27 PM
Technology is making the old-school eye chart a thing of the past for people over 50. The mVT® App, when used regularly, can alert your eye doctor of any changes in your vision and help you take corrective action. ...
Posted: Jun 26 2018 @ 1:56 PM
If you like to play it safe with your retirement savings, you could be taking on more risk than you know. Considering many of us spend 30 to 40 years working and saving, then another 20 to 30 years in retirement, even a low inflation rate can take a big bite out of your retirement savings over time. ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 12:01 PM
Living requires money. If you’re like many of us, one of the concerns you may have is whether you’ll have enough money to live on in retirement. The good news is you can make projections now as to how much income you can expect when you hit retirement age, then take steps to help fill […] ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 10:20 PM
When Congress passed and the President signed the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017 they did more to help taxpayers than reduce tax rates and simplify filing for millions. They also made it possible to invest money tax free for virtually all education expenses, from kindergarten through college. Provisions in the […] ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 2:40 AM
As you prepare for the January 29 start of filing season, consider a direct deposit of any refunds due. It’s easy, safe, fast — and the best way to get a refund. That’s why 80% of taxpayers choose it every year. 4 reasons to choose IRS direct deposit: It’s Fast. The quickest way to get your refund is to electronically […] ...
Posted: Jan 28 2018 @ 3:31 PM
The earned income tax credit (EITC) provides a boost to workers, their families and the communities where they live. A tax credit usually means more money in the taxpayer’s pocket. Many qualified taxpayers don’t claim this credit simply because they don’t know about it. In fact, every year millions of people are newly eligible for […] ...
Posted: Jan 26 2018 @ 11:01 PM
“Goals that are not written down are just dreams.” This great quote by Fitzhugh Dobson is often used to help motivate people to begin the process of goal setting. For some of us, the thought of writing down goals for retirement is overwhelming. If that describes you, relax. Right now it’s time to dream. This […] ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 2:45 PM
Every man has to say goodbye to things in life. For many of us, one of those things is the ability to reproduce. Although the decision isn’t always easy, the procedure generally is, comparatively speaking. Blogger Johnathan Erdman captured the awkwardness of the vasectomy process in his humorous post entitled Snip, snip Here’s an excerpt: […] ...
Posted: Jan 10 2018 @ 2:40 AM


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