You’ve worked most of your life, and now it’s time to relax and retire in style. Ensuring that your finances are in order is one of the most important things you can do as you transition into this next, best phase of your life. After all, you can’t have all that fun without the proper funds. Whether you need help building a new budget, want to learn more about investing for retirement, or are interested in returning to the workforce part time, Renew can get your financial know-how up to speed so you can start living the retirement lifestyle of your dreams.

You’ve worked most of your life, and now it’s time to relax and retire in style. Ensuring that your finances are in order is one of the most important things you can do as you transition into this next, best phase of your life. After all, you can’t have all that fun without the proper funds. Whether you need help building a new budget, want to learn more about investing for retirement, or are interested in returning to the workforce part time, Renew can get your financial know-how up to speed so you can start living the retirement lifestyle of your dreams.

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  • How do I sign up for social security benefits?

    Congratulations! You’ve put in your time, and you’re finally eligible to collect those social security benefits you’ve been paying toward since you started your first job. If you’ve already blown out the candles on your 66th birthday cake, you’re probably wondering when that first check is going to show up in your mailbox. Unfortunately, even …

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  • How can I make money in retirement?

    If you’re starting to worry that you should have saved more money before retiring, you’re definitely not alone. In a 2014 survey by TIAA-CREF, 47% of people 55-64 years old said they regretted not saving a larger percentage of their paychecks throughout their career. Whether you feel that you’ll need to supplement your income in …

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  • How will my spouse be affected by my retirement?

    When choosing a retirement date, it’s important to consider the financial impact it’ll have on your family. Timing matters when collecting social security benefits; the age at which you choose to retire will not only determine how much you’ll receive for the rest of your life, but it will also impact how much your spouse …

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  • What are pension plans?

    Pension plans are a type of retirement account that is primarily funded by an employer who puts a set amount of money aside for their employee upon retirement. According to the Pension Rights Center, about 31% of retirees are currently receiving pension plan benefits. While the number of people who have access to a pension …

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  • How are taxes different in retirement?

    Will your tax bill get some much needed time off when you retire? Unfortunately, the short answer is no.The IRS plans to continue working full time. Don’t worry; we’re here to walk you through some of the key tax considerations you should be aware of in retirement. Social security benefits Your paycheck was already taxed …

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  • Ways to pay for Medicare

    So you’ve chosen a Medicare plan and are ready to submit an application. Whether it’s a Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Part D Prescription Drug Plan plan, you know about how much your monthly premium will be. But what are your options for payment? There are a few different ways you can pay your Medicare …

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  • Part‑time work in retirement

    Retirement doesn’t have to mean inactivity. In fact, more retirees are working than ever before. And while extra income is certainly an incentive for many, it’s not the only reason to keep working. Workplace camaraderie and professional fulfillment are often cited as important reasons why retirees seek employment. Others like to feel as though they …

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  • What should I do with my 401(k) when I retire?

    So you’ve been steadily putting money into a 401(k) or similar retirement plan, and now it’s time to retire. What happens to that money now? As long as you’re above the age of 59½ while working—or 55+ and not working in some cases—that money is available for you to withdraw without any penalties. While the …

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  • What are annuities?

    As you begin to build your retirement strategy, you may be interested in making investments  that will allow you to build a steady and reliable flow of income. One of the many investment options worth looking into are annuities. An annuity is an insurance product that provides a future stream of income to someone while …

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  • Building a budget in retirement

    If you’re like most Americans, you probably feel like you haven’t saved enough money for retirement. Making a budget can be the best method to ensure you don’t outlive your money.  While you may no longer have an income from a full-time job, managing your finances isn’t that much different in retirement. You should be …

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  • Social Security: Explained

    Whether you’re planning your retirement or have already started the journey, beginning to collect social security benefits is a pivotal step. Throughout your career you’ve been contributing a chunk of your paycheck to this program, and now it’s about to pay off!   As a general rule, the longer you wait to begin collecting social …

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  • Social Security Calculator

    When it comes to maximizing your social security benefits, timing is everything. When you decide to begin collecting will determine your monthly benefits for the rest of your life, so it’s important to consider these numbers before you make the decision to retire. Answer a few questions, and we’ll provide you with an estimate of …

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  • How does where I live impact my retirement costs?

    Transitioning to a fixed income after leaving the workforce may have you thinking about how to maximize your retirement income and savings. There are lots of tips out there for saving money in small ways – senior discounts, coupons, travel deals – but what if you want to make a more significant change? The majority …

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  • Quick-Start Guide to Retirement

    Not sure where to start with retirement? We’ve outlined the five essential questions you should be asking yourself in preparation for the next phase of your life. Retirement should be about relaxation and fun – not stress – so sit back, and let Renew be your guide! Renew has defined three major categories we believe …

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  • Do I have enough money to retire?

    At Renew, we know it can be scary to think about how much you’ve saved (or still need to save) for retirement. For years, you’ve heard the advice: save as much as possible now because otherwise you won’t be able to retire and… you’ll work the rest of your life. Daunting, right? In an effort …

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