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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Financial gerontology: a tonic for retirees

    Merrill Lynch made business page headlines this year by appointing Baltimore County native Cynthia Hutchins to the newly created post of director of financial gerontology. Ms. Hutchins is charged with teaching the company's nearly 14,000 financial...
  • Denmark has best pension system; China, India, Japan among worst: survey

    (Reuters) - Denmark has the world's best pension system, followed by Australia and the Netherlands, while China, India, Japan and South Korea fare among the worst, a survey by consultants Mercer released on Monday showed. The United States scored a C,...
  • Ask An Expert Hotline 2014

    Ask An Expert Hotline 2014
    The annual Ask An Expert Hotline drew about 200 people seeking advice about investments, retirement planning and other money matters. The free event is sponsored each year by the Orlando Sentinel and the Central Florida chapter of the Financial Planning...
  • Lenders usually require consistent income to refinance mortgage

    WASHINGTON — Ed Fine's recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn't exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards...
  • Husband being hounded to pay debt on car he returned to dealer

    Dear Liz: My husband returned a car to the dealer when he lost his job. Now the company says he owes it more than $7,000 (the difference between what he owed to the dealer and the price for which the car was sold). He refuses to pay any amount, but...
  • New Belgian government takes office with cost-cutting agenda

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's new center-right government took office on Saturday, promising to raise the retirement age and slash costs by about 8 billion euros ($10 billion) to balance the national budget by 2018 and cut the country's debt. Charles...
  • Big U.S. firms boost equity weightings in 401(k) target-date funds

    (Reuters) - In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401(k) retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans....
  • Ask Kim: Can I save for retirement with my employer and on my own?

    I started doing freelance work a few months ago in addition to my 9-to-5 job. Can I contribute to a self-employed retirement account and an employer-sponsored plan at the same time? Yes. Even if you have a full-time job and are stashing money in an...
  • Shining a light on a murky election-year Social Security debate

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - In North Carolina, a television ad attacks incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for supporting a "controversial plan" that "raises the retirement age" for Social Security. The ad comes from Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by...
  • Illinois pension reform law challenges to be argued next month

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Challenges to Illinois' pension reform law remained on track for a ruling by yearend after a judge on Wednesday ordered both sides back in court next month to argue their cases. Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz, who is...
  • Retirement: Set your retirement savings target

    Retirement planners generally recommend that you have enough savings at the end of your working life to replace 70 percent to 85 percent of preretirement income. The targets take into account that you'll no longer be saving for retirement, getting...