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On Romance and Retirement Planning

Catherine Golladay | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

It's Valentine's Day, and one thing I look forward to just as much as all the flowers and candy is the opportunity to reflect on the lessons I've lear...

The Limits Of Obama’s Favorite Economic Theory

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business

Economic theories don't usually get their own executive orders. But last summer, President Barack Obama changed that. In September, the president iss...

The Very Big Thing That's Missing from the President's New 401(K) Proposals

Gene Marks | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Carl's company (a real client of mine with names changed) designs custom furniture. He has about 25 employees. It's a family business that he took ove...

Why Are We Third-World America When It Comes to Retirement?

Jane White | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Jane White

While there was plenty of buzz over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement that he and his wife will donate nearly all of their Facebook stock, there was no buzz about the findings that Facebook offered no matching contribution to its employees' 401(k) accounts in 2012 and 2013.

Will the LGBT Community Be Able to Retire?

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

While the LGBT community is benefiting from increasing financial prosperity and legal recognition, many economic challenges hit us harder than they do for straight citizens.

20 Tricks to Retiring Rich

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: Traveling to faraway places? Indulging in hobbi...

Guess Who's Left Out Of Obama's New Retirement Proposal?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

In the fantasy world of politics and financial planners, right now, millions of baby boomers are slapping their palms to their foreheads and saying, ...

Keeping Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For many of us, New Year's resolutions often vanish in days - weeks at most. The latest update of a University of Scranton study puts "weight loss" a...

The 4-Week 401(k) Challenge

Catherine Golladay | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Financial fitness is more like a marathon than a sprint, and it takes dedication over the course of your career to see the results of your hard work. The process can be much more manageable if you take small steps that have the potential to add up to big results.

The Most Important Question To Ask About Your 401(k) Plan

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live talks with financial advisors about the most important information employees should have about their 401(k) savings plan....

5 Money Things People Young And Old Should Do Before 2016

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.28.2015 | Fifty

So it's the week between Christmas and New Year's and if you aren't shushing down a ski slope somewhere, you've made a date with Netflix to binge-wat...

4 Year-End Money Moves

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

Before you mentally check out for the holidays, here are a few things to do.

What New Year's Resolution Do You Prefer: An Hour at the Gym Every Day, or an Hour (Total) With a Financial Professional?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

I recently had my own Groundhog Day scenario, but it wasn't about improving my physical health and wellness. I took part in a research project involving one-on-one interviews with Americans of all ages and backgrounds, to hear about their retirement plans and overall financial wellness.

7 Ways Generation X Is Better Than Millennials With Their Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer People have made a lot of fuss about millennials and their stellar financial management skills. There are plen...

Wall Street's Plan To Promote Saving: Free Pizza!

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

There’s a fight in Congress over a new rule that would save Americans an estimated $17 billion a year. The fiduciary rule would require br...

Tax Words to the Wise for LGBT Couples at Year's End

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades (or 10 minutes), 2015 taxes will be the first time many LGBT couples will be filing jointly on their federal and state returns because -- cue the trumpets -- we're married now.

What's Keeping Millennials From Saving More for Retirement?

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Catherine Golladay

With the future of Social Security uncertain and traditional pension plans fast disappearing, many millennials understand that the responsibility of saving for a comfortable retirement falls squarely on their shoulders. But this generation of workers under age 35 faces several distinct challenges when it comes to saving more.

Don't Blame the Turkey: 5 Tips You Can Use Now to Start the New Year Right

Jerry Patterson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like we bypassed Halloween and Thanksgiving and went straight to Christmas? I kid you not, winter holiday decorations began emerging in malls, towns and stores in September.

America, We Need to Talk About 401(k)s

Bailey Childers | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Bailey Childers

We need real solutions to America's growing retirement crisis, and unfortunately 401(k)s are only making it worse. Our decades-long experiment with insecure retirement plans has failed.

The First Thing You Should Do With Your Paycheck After Getting a Raise

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

By Alaina Tweddale, Contributor The average worker can expect about a 3 percent pay raise in 2015, according to a 2014/2015 compensation planni...

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.11.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.

Required IRA and 401(k) Withdrawal Rules for Retirees

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The old saying "you can't take it with you" is definitely true when it comes to Uncle Sam and your tax-deferred retirement accounts. Here's what you should know about required retirement account distributions along with some tips to help you avoid extra taxes and penalties.

Retirement Wants (All the Bacon!) vs. Retirement Needs (Floor Strategy)

Jerry Patterson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

Have you ever taken a moment to envision what your dream retirement would look like? (If not, I highly encourage you to take the next 60 seconds to ...

5 Ways To Build Your First Million

NerdWallet | Posted 10.30.2015 | Money

The value of a $1 million nest egg is substantially different depending on whether you're living in Kansas City or San Francisco, retiring at 62 or 70, or planning on a life expectancy of 75 or 90.

3 Ways To Get The Most From Employer-Matching 401(k)s

MoneyTips | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business

If you are fortunate enough to have an employer-matching 401(k) program at your workplace, you should take advantage of it to the full extent possible. Whether it is a dollar-for-dollar match or a lesser percentage, this is free money from your perspective - and tax-deferred free money on top of that.