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Personal Finance

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  • 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...
  • Without a net: Oppenheimer has $4 billion in uninsured Puerto Rico debt

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of hedge funds supporting debt restructuring efforts in Puerto Rico has gained 14 new members, bringing the group's total assets under management to $240 billion, a spokesman for the group said on Friday. The group of 18...
  • International stock funds should be 20-40 percent of portfolio

    Readers frequently ask whether they should invest in international stocks and, if so, what percentage of their portfolios to apportion to these issues. I am a firm believer in diversified portfolios, primarily via index funds, and an important component...
  • Getting Started: Young Americans average on personal finance knowledge

    When it comes to personal finance, a new survey shows high school students in the U.S. may not have the knowledge they need to manage money. The survey was part of the Programme for International Student Assessment, a test conducted every three years...
  • The Journey: Trust in the trust to keep your estate out of probate

    Q: I have a will designating my wife as beneficiary, or her two adult children should she predecease me. I want this protected from a challenge by my sister. How do I set my will up so she has no success with such an attempt? My sister and I have...
  • Virtus Reports Second-Quarter Growth In Earnings, Revenues; Sales Down

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc. on Monday reported growth in second-quarter earnings and revenues, though sales were lower than in 2013. Net income attributable to shareholders was $19.5 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, compared with $15.4 million,...
  • Investing: Fidelity Magellan shows signs of life

    Fidelity Magellan (symbol FMAGX), once the largest mutual fund in the land, has been flagging for over a decade. But it may have finally found the right skipper in Jeff Feingold, who has guided Magellan to market-beating gains in his first two calendar...
  • Family finances: tax breaks for the middle class

    If you believe that tax breaks are for millionaires and companies with offshore subsidiaries, you're probably paying too much to the IRS. The tax code offers a slew of incentives for buying a home, starting a family and saving for retirement. Once you...
  • Consumer confidence hits post-recession high in Florida

    Consumer confidence hits post-recession high in Florida
    Floridians' consumer confidence rose to a post-recession high in June, with people saying they are both upbeat about their own personal finances and the country's, according to a University of Florida survey. The survey's index climbed four points to 82...
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Ask Kim: I'm getting married. Can I still contribute to a Roth IRA?

    I want to contribute the maximum $5,500 to my Roth IRA this year. However, my fiancé and I plan to get married this year and, once we do, we will go over the IRS income limit for married couples. What happens if I contribute to my Roth before we tie...