Exit strategies are critical to retirement-investment success. That makes the five years before retirement and the five years afterward "the 10 most important years of your entire financial life," financial planner Ken Moraif said. "Taking large losses during that 10-year period could delay your retirement or cause you to unretire. Protecting from large losses during those 10 years is crucial to having a successful retirement."
The most stress-free state is Hawaii, followed by Louisiana and Mississippi, a Gallup survey finds. The most stressed residents are in West Virginia, followed by those in Rhode Island and Kentucky, the survey finds.
If you want to stay where Bond -- James Bond -- was first conceived by author Ian Fleming, bring your checkbook. A night at the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort in Jamaica, a location that was designed around the author's home, could set you back as much as $5,280 a night.
Fight back against a "nightmare" job by building structure wherever you can, Scot Herrick writes. "Hidden expectations coupled with the inability to prioritize anything leads to one thing: stress," he writes.
When you reach the executive ranks, certain talents take on far greater weight, Jessica Holbrook Hernandez writes. Her three must-includes: a graduate degree, fluency in a second language and international business experience.