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Lump-Sum vs. Income Payments: Why Do So Many Retirees Take the Money and Run?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

The moment we're faced with deciding whether to take a lump sum often happens at the moment of retirement, which also means it's the moment our paycheck is turning off. Similar to a light switch turning off.

WATCH: Three Steps To Kicking Your Procrastination Habit

Posted 08.01.2013 | Healthy Living

At last month's Aspen Ideas Festival, Harvard University professor David Laibson shared with The Huffington Post his findings on how we can regain sel...

Why Do We Procrastinate About Financial Decisions?

Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

Why do we procrastinate about financial decisions, such as joining a 401(k) -- when we know putting it off until tomorrow hurts us in the long run? Ha...