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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Reduce lifestyle before tapping home equity to refinance debt

    Dear Liz: My wife and I accrued $28,000 of credit card debt over the past eight years. In addition to a sizable student loan bill for law school, our home mortgage and the expenses associated with three young children, we are struggling to get ahead...
  • Challenges turn baby boomers to entrepreneurship

    Bohnne Jones didn't count on having to fire her husband, Larry. And David Whiting works six days a week at his smoothie franchise, knowing he would have made substantially more had he left his retirement money in the stock market. Despite the...
  • O'Malley's fiscal legacy [Editorial]

    O'Malley's fiscal legacy  [Editorial]
    When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting. Given the extent to which Mr. O'...
  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...
  • Tweeters have retirement questions. We've got answers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Individual Retirement Account contributions are getting larger - an encouraging sign of a recovering economy and improved habits among retirement savers. But there is an "I" in IRA for a reason: investors are in charge of managing...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • Why your 401(k) isn't likely to offer a 'longevity annuity'

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Longevity risk - that is, the risk of outliving your retirement savings - is among retirees' biggest worries these days. The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus...
  • Citi to pay $7 billion to settle mortgage securities probe

    Citi to pay $7 billion to settle mortgage securities probe
    Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, including the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department....
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a deferred income annuity?

    I understand that the Treasury Department just changed the tax rules so people can now invest IRA money in deferred income annuities without worrying about required minimum distributions. Should I invest in this kind of annuity? If you're starting to...
  • Why Congress needs to reform multi-employer pension plans now

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The window is closing on our last best chance to protect the pensions of 10 million American workers and retirees. These workers are in multi-employer plans - traditional defined benefit pension plans jointly funded by groups of...
  • Understanding and claiming survivor benefits

    About 6 million people get Social Security survivor benefits, but figuring out the best way to incorporate them into a retirement plan can be daunting. In fact, the Social Security Administration doesn't allow online applications for such benefits, and...