Four Ways to Prep for Retirement in Mass.

A decade ago, a retiree or pre-retiree living in our state could plow a significant portion of their investible assets into a municipal bond or some other kind of fixed-income vehicle and reasonably expect to earn 4- to 5-percent returns year after year. However, thanks to the financial crisis and the accommodative Federal Reserve policies that have followed, interest rates are no longer supportive of such a simple approach.

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