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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Failing to plan: An intergenerational problem

    Failing to plan: An intergenerational problem
    No matter what generation you are -- Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial or even a Gen Z teen now handling money -- you're doing something wrong with your money, according to a series of recent surveys about generational financial planning. The most common...
  • Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say

    Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say
    Pension experts for the city's three unions have a message for City Hall: Don't believe the doomsayers predicting financial collapse for Hollywood's retirement plans. For years, Hollywood officials have fretted over how to reform the city's F-rated...
  • Susan Tompor: 5 cool tips for a bigger tax refund

    Most of us have no problem when it comes to shopping around to save $100 on a vacation flight. Or using an app to save $10 on a dinner out. But shop around for a tax break? Who does that? Yet if you know the right tax breaks, you can generate a bigger...
  • Joseph A. Clark: Working couples' 401(k)s

    How should working couples approach their retirement accounts? By scrutinizing the pros and cons of each option, and then making a coordinated plan. Sure they're crunched for time, which can tempt them to oversimplify investment decisions. But beware...
  • 5 key considerations when naming beneficiaries

    When you hear the word "beneficiary," you probably think of someone inheriting a lot of money -- the beneficiary of a will. But in reality the word covers a lot more than wills and estates. The dictionary defines beneficiary as "the recipient of funds" --...
  • Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits

    Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits
    It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. Left unchecked, the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission concluded in 2010, "these immense...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...
  • Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day

    Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day
    After Republican Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his State of the State speech in February, he received an email from former U.S. Congresswoman Helen Bentley. Bentley, R-Md., chided Hogan for his aggressive stance against the heavily controlled Democratic...
  • Couple nearing retirement contend with long unemployment

    Couple nearing retirement contend with long unemployment
    Like many baby boomers looking for steady work, Rafael Martinez has been stuck in his own personal recession. Reverberations from the economic crash wiped out his career as a high-earning salesman. Since then, he has endured long spells of...
  • Why converting 401(k) to annuities requires new mindset

    Why converting 401(k) to annuities requires new mindset
    Are we hard-wired to shun certain retirement investments? Some new research suggests so, and that has implications as the government gives the green light to annuities in 401(k)s and IRAs. In a research brief for the Center for Retirement Research...
  • Early withdrawals from retirement account chip away at savings

    Early withdrawals from retirement account chip away at savings
    The deadline for contributing to an individual retirement account for 2014 is April 15. Write the check, and you'll be taking a step toward setting up a secure retirement. At least that's the idea. But a recent study from the Center for Retirement...