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Retirement Planning & Your Future Financial Success


Due to the importance of retirement planning in the lives of consumers worldwide and the relevance that it has to their overall financial health and well-being—I was inspired to create this page.

Regardless of where you are at in your financial “life stage” major success can be in your retirement future if you mentally grasp, mentally take hold of and apply the information and advice on the following links at your highest level.

Real success can now be attained by all who truly desire success. 

You are about to engage your mind in a manner that can really move you forward and get you results that will stand the test of time for not only yourself but your future generations as well.  

If you have it in your heart and mind to truly improve your financial life you must understand fully that retirement planning is a vital component of reaching your and your family’s future goals.

Keep in mind that your 2013 IRA contribution limits are $5,500 and normally adjust upward in future years
—if you are age 50 or above this year your limit is $6,500! 

For your 2013401(k) your contribution limits are $17,500 and normally adjust upward in future years—if you are age 50 or above this year your limit is $23,000!

It is imperative that you put a plan in place now so that you can live at the level that you desire during your retirement years.

The links below will put you on a positive path toward the success that you desire to have during your retirement years.

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About This Article:


The above article was written by Thomas (TJ) UnderwoodThomas (TJ) Underwood is a former fee-only financial planner, a former top producing loan processor and is currently a licensed real estate broker in the state of Georgia. 

He is the writer behind The Real Estate & Finance 360 Degrees Series of Books that include The Wealth Increaser, Home Buyer 411 The Smart Guide to Buying Your Home, Home Seller 411 The Smart Guide to Selling Your Home, and  Managing & Improving Your Credit & Finances for this MILLENNIUM.

In addition he is also the writer who created The 3 Step Structured Approach to Managing Your Finances, and CREDIT & FINANCE IMPROVEMENT MADE EASY—NEW GUIDE that you can download right now "(at MIMIMAL cost $3.95)" to learn more about his writing style and how you can achieve "more" success in the current economy.

He is the creator of where he regularly blogs about helping consumers improve their credit, finance and real estate pursuits in an intelligent, consistent and proactive manner. 

He’s always looking for ways to make intelligent finance improvement happen for those who “sincerely desire” success in their future. He was the first financial planner to coin the phrase "financially alert mind"  and he consistently writes in a style that is designed to provide consumers the ability to take control of their lives and achieve great results.

You can contact him from a number of sources but the most direct way is to contact him through the contact us block that can be found at the bottom of this page.  You can also get highly relevant tips on "living your life more abundantly" and link to and possibly earn revenue by logging on to

He is also an IRS registered tax planning professional with over 30 years of tax experience and can be reached at:



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