retirement

6 Reasons to Start Planning for Retirement Right Now

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s (EBRI) 2020 Retirement Confidence Survey, 31% of American workers are not confident that they will have enough money to retire comfortably. And 61% say that preparing for retirement makes them feel stressed. Do you have a retirement strategy in place? Here are six reasons why you should start planning for retirement right now. …

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Could Housing Equity Help Cover Growing Retirement Costs?

Americans looking to their retirement with inadequate savings need to consider tapping into the equity value of their homes to help finance their post-career years, according to a Forbes op-ed column authored by Rayan Rafay, COO and CFO at Fraction, a San Francisco-area digital platform that provides homeowners with socially conscious financial solutions. Rafay, who … The post Could Housing …

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Investment Tips: How to Grow Your Retirement Savings

When it comes to growing your retirement savings, you may be wondering: What types of investment accounts should I use? And where should I locate them in order to utilize tax savings as much as possible? The real estate mantra “location, location, location” applies to retirement savings as well. Whether you’re a self-employed real estate appraiser or you work for …

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Preparing for Retirement: How to Sell Your Business

Let’s say your retirement is secure. You have enough in savings and investments that you could stop working today, and be sure of living comfortably for the rest of your life. How are you going to dispose of your real estate appraisal business, if you decide to give it up? Here are some helpful insights on how to sell your …

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How to Retire: A Guide for Real Estate Appraisers

At what age will you be able to retire? Could you retire right now? Should you? How can you know? If you are an independent appraiser, these can be particularly hard questions to answer, since you may be mostly or entirely responsible for setting up your retirement plan. Here are some insightful tips on how to retire, geared specifically toward …

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