Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How to Tweet Your Way to Retirement Goals - US News and World Report

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By Emily Brandon

The fastest growing group of Twitter users isn't 20-somethings—it's 50-somethings. Some 11 percent of Internet users between ages 50 and 64 used Twitter in 2010, more than double the 5 percent who did in 2009, according to a Pew Research Center survey. And one of the major topics of conversation among 50- and early 60-somethings on Twitter is retirement.

Depending on who you follow, Twitter can help you keep up with the latest retirement research and ask the company that administers your 401(k) questions. The social networking website can also be a place to interact with financial advisers and advocate for better retirement benefits. Here's how to tweet your way to better retirement preparedness.

[See 5 Alternatives to Traditional Retirement.]

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