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Retirement Planning

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  • More on IRA minimum distributions and tax liability

    I got a lot of great responses to my recent column on individual retirement accounts. Several people, in particular, wrote in with questions about IRA minimum distributions, which must be taken each year after age 70 1/2. So I called Jamie Hopkins, associate director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income at American College, to get all the details.
  • Retirement planning steps for Generation X

    Welcome to 50, Generation X. As the first wave of slackers hits the half-century milestone this year, it's a good time to start getting serious about retirement planning. Hey, it's more fun than that first colonoscopy, right? Maybe, but workers in...

    Personal Finance Q&A: Risks of keeping entire nest egg at one brokerage

    Dear Liz: I recently retired at 56 and am receiving a pension. My wife is set to retire next year at 56 and will also receive a pension. I chose to leave my 401(k) in my employer's plan but am planning to consolidate it with my wife's 457 and four 403(b)...

    Social Security extends hours at field offices

    Social Security extends hours at field offices
    If you're the kind of person who still prefers face-to-face meetings, the Social Security Administration has good news for you. Starting March 16, the agency's field offices, including those in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, will open an extra hour...

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours
    Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the...