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  • Ask Kim: Should we open Roth 401(k) accounts?

    My wife and I are both 54-years-old, and we each earn a six-figure salary. We are currently maximizing our contributions to our employers' traditional 401(k) plans. Does it make sense for us to contribute to a Roth 401(k)? Yes. You are in an ideal...
  • Tweeters have retirement questions. We've got answers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Twitterverse has questions about retirement. What's the best way for young people to get started saving? Are target date funds good or bad? Should we expand Social Security to help low-wage workers? Those are just a few of the...
  • UK apologises for scheme that let Irish bomb suspect go free

    LONDON/BELFAST (Reuters) - A British scheme to inform Irish nationalist militants they were no longer wanted by police was flawed, the government said on Thursday, apologising for a policy that allowed a suspected bomber to walk free earlier this year....
  • Fed comments on valuation fall flat with U.S. fund managers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have surprised the markets this week by noting that valuations in some parts of the U.S. stock market look stretched but mutual fund managers mostly greeted her comments with a shrug. Social media, small...
  • U.S. stock funds post $8.3 billion outflows in June: Morningstar

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds pulled $8.3 billion out of funds that specialize in U.S. stocks in June on concerns that U.S. shares had little upside at record levels, Morningstar data showed on Tuesday. The outflows were...
  • SEC's Piwowar casts doubt on how money fund rules will shape up

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. securities regulator raised doubts on Tuesday on whether his agency will adopt rules requiring prime money market funds to float the value of their shares, saying deliberations are ongoing and that he opposes a key...
  • Tapping retirement accounts penalty-free before 59 1/2

    Workers are retiring earlier these days, whether by choice or not, and many find they need to withdraw funds from retirement accounts prior to age 59 1/2. That's the age when account holders can take distributions from 401(k) plans and traditional and...
  • Stern Advice: I am woman (investor), hear me roar

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Is there a target on the back of my dress? Because it feels like there is a target on the back of my dress. It was painted there by the financial services industry, which has grown hyper-aware of the fact that women have a lot of...
  • Rock and rollover

    As the job market improves, more workers are leaving old jobs for new ones. According to the Labor Department's Job Opening and Labor Turnover survey (JOLTS) the number of voluntary quits increased by 15 percent at the end of May. Upon departure from your...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • Senators urge Treasury to fix money fund tax concerns

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pressuring the Treasury Department to relieve money market fund investors from tax rules that will kick in if the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to force some funds to float their...