Advice for a Happy Retirement

You can’t talk about turning 65 without talking about retirement, but most of the talk hasn’t been good. Reports about shrinking Social Security benefits and underfunded or nonexistent pensions have left many Americans believing retirement is a dream they may never realize.

There’s currently an estimated 75 percent of Americans who are nearing retirement and have less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts. But there are tips you can follow to ensure you’re among the top 25 percent.

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With the release of his book, “You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think: The 5 Money Secrets of the Happiest Retirees”, Wes Moss offers something different — not just a plan to retire, but a way to do it sooner and to be happy when you do.

“We’ve been reading about how horrible retirement is in America,” Moss says. “There are all these scary statistics … if you hit a couple of bare minimum benchmarks, then retirement starts to take on a new road.”

“You can make 100 excuses for not being in a position of financial comfort or freedom. The problem I see, as an adviser, is that it gets pretty sad when you are in your 60s and 70s and have limited financial resources,” Moss says.

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