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Are Your Saving for Your Retirement?

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Saving for Retirement

Saving for Retirement

While many people prioritize the need to save for retirement, they don’t always have an idea of their “magic number”— the amount of money needed for a successful transition from the working world to the retirement world. In fact, most people don’t.

Only one in 10 Americans understands the level of savings needed to retire and live in a fashion similar to their current standard, and only 14 percent of Americans are confident they’ll have enough to live on when they retire. Read our article for tips and important information on what you need to know, and use our retirement calculator to figure it all out.

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The Guilt-Free Way To Talk About Professional Failure

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Oh, the shame of it all. We are told to play to win but often ridiculed when we lose. We are told to be open to change but then pulled back because we are changing too much, too fast. We are told to build successful careers but then shamed for the failures we experience along the way.

How many of you have been told to take a chance and try new things while also being bound by old rules? Old rules about risk; old rules about change; old rules about careers; old rules about success and old rules about failure. Years ago, I started my mission to set the record straight about success, and that led me to fight against pervasive and outdated nonsense about failure that causes people to have shame and guilt for career and professional failures. Continue reading

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Can money buy happiness? Two centuries’ worth of books suggest it can

DO A COUNTRY’S inhabitants get happier as it gets richer? Most governments seem to believe so, given their relentless focus on increasing GDP year by year. Reliable, long-term evidence linking wealth and happiness is, however, lacking, and measuring well-being is itself fraught with problems, since it often relies on surveys that ask participants to assess their own levels of happiness subjectively.

Previous research has shown that people’s underlying levels of happiness are reflected in what they say or write, but although increasing national income is important to happiness, it is not as important as ensuring the population is healthy and avoiding conflict. Health, life expectancy and security matter even more.

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Millions of Millionaires

Their numbers are growing

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Elsewhere their numbers are growing. There are now 46.8m dollar millionaires worldwide, according to this year’s “Global wealth report” by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, an increase of 1.1m from mid-2018. Their ranks include more than 4m Chinese, 3m Japanese and 2m Germans. Yet no country has deeper pockets than America, which claims nearly 19m millionaires (see chart), and accounts for more than half of this year’s increase.

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