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FAQ's About Military Retirement Benefits

The new retirement benefit for Massachusetts service members includesRetirement 7.jpg cash contributions to a Thrift Savings Account, is a major boost for the vast majority of the force that serves for six or eight or ten years but never reaches the 20-year mark to become eligible for a lifelong pension.

How Massachusetts Divorcees Can Restart Their Retirement Planning

One of the most important things you can do is take stock of your retirementRetirement 1.jpg potfolio once your Massachusetts divorce is finalized. Having a plan to get you where you want to go needs to start with where you are now.

Difference Between IRA and 401(k) Early Withdrawals for Massachusetts Couples

The golden rule of retirement planning is to leave your nest egg alone until you'reRetirement 9.jpg retired. But life happens, and if you find yourself in need of cash, it pays to know the difference between an IRA and a 401(k).

Massachusetts Divorce After 50: How to Protect Your Retirement Finances

At any age, a Massachusetts divorce can set you back financially, but ending aDivorce 179.jpg marriage later in life poses an extra threat: derailing a previously on-track retirement. As is true with younger couples, a divorce is likely to leave you with higher living expenses, lower in-come, and less wealth. But if you're fifty something or older, you'll have a lot less time to amass more earnings to make up for what you've lost.

Typical Massachusetts Military Retirement Plans

Military marriages in Massachusetts experience strains and stresses in greaterMilitary Marching.jpg capacity than other marriages due to the complications that their jobs put on both spouses. Though these marriages can be extremely stressful and difficult, the overall divorce rate among both male and female service members only averaged 3 percent in 2017. To be more precise, about 21,290 of 689,060 married troops divorced in 2017. The divorce process for members of the military is relatively uniform to those who are not in the service. The main difference for these individuals is how to divide their retirement plans. 

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