What is your vision for a happy retirement? For some people, it involves taking long vacations and getting a chance to visit all the places they wanted to see when they were younger but too occupied by work and the demands of raising a family. Others look forward to spending more time with grandchildren or taking up new hobbies.
There are many definitions of a happy retirement, according to a recent article posted at the Allstate blog, which notes that there are some investment options worthy of your consideration.
For one, check that your 401k will meet your upcoming financial needs, and that you can make contributions easily without having to withdraw funds early.
It’s safe to say that an IRA is one of the more popular investment tools for people preparing for retirement, because most or all of your contributions will be tax deductible.
A deferred annuity lets you make a single ...
Now that summer is here, many people are looking forward to taking some time off to do some traveling. While you are likely going to focus on all the fun you are going to have during vacation, it’s prudent to secure your home before leaving.
In fact, most communities in the United States experience a rise of 10 percent to 20 percent in home burglaries during the summer, according to a recent article posted at the Allstate blog. Some notable tips from the article include:
Verify that all your home’s locks are in good working order.
Remember to stop your mail delivery or have a trusted friend or family member take care of getting the mail for you. Otherwise, flyers and mail can accumulate at the front door and tempt criminals who suspect you are away.
Arrange for a house sitter, who can keep an eye on your property while you are gone. ...