Are You Ready to Retire?

Ah, retirement. If TV commercials are to be believed, you’ll spend it taking long walks on the beach dressed all in white and frolicking in slow motion with well-behaved grandkids. But wait – who’s paying for that beach house and all those white linen shirts? You, that’s who. Are you ready to retire? It’s a …

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Considering an Early Retirement Offer: Should You Take It?

In today’s corporate environment, where cost cutting, restructuring, and downsizing are the norm, many employers are offering their employees early retirement packages. As you near retirement age, you may find yourself confronted with an offer from your employer for early retirement. Your employer may refer to the offer as a “golden handshake” or a “golden …

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Why You Should Plan For Your Future Right Now

by Michael Poulos, President/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. For younger people, the future can seem like a distant dream. If you’re just starting your career, it’s hard to imagine that 30 years from now, you’ll be …

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