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President Obama Just Made It Easier For States To Help Workers Retire

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Obama administration finalized a rule on Thursday aimed at making it easier for states and cities to automatically enroll workers i...

First Nighter: Owen McCafferty's Mutedly Noisy "Quietly"

David Finkle | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Two Irishman walk into a bar and engage the bartender. But whoa, they're not leading up to a punchline, although a literal punch isn't out of the ques...

IRS Wishes Baby Boomers A Happy 70 ½ Birthday!

Mark Steber | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Happy 70½ Baby Boomers! It might surprise you to learn that in most cases you MUST start taking money from your traditional IRA, 401(k), and other r...

Why Rollover Your Retirement Assets Into an IRA? | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

A 2014 study from Cogent Reports concluded that over 50% of affluent investors with a balance in a former employer-sponsored retirement plan expect to...

Retirement Savings: What Age Should You Plan to Die?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

The good news is that people are living longer, but the bad news is that many of us are financially unprepared for these longer lives. In fact, many p...

Gold is Touted as a Hedge Against Inflation... Har Har Har! | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty

I'll tell you what frosts me. A former head of the mint on TV telling unsuspecting victims that gold doesn't have volatility like the stock market. I...

Advantages of a Traditional IRA - Disadvantages of a Traditional IRA | Posted 04.15.2016 | Fifty

Traditional IRAs are a great investment vehicle for retirement for those who qualify to contribute to them (there are some limitations), and they have...

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past three decades, corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren't dead; they're just exclusive now.

4 Of The Most Popular Tax Credits

MoneyTips | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business

Tax deductions are always useful, but tax credits are even more so. Deductions only reduce your taxable income, while credits are subtracted directly ...

Obama Just Cracked Down On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

After six years of debate and lobbying, the Labor Department rolled out a major new regulation on Wednesday that will require virtually all financial ...

Robo-Advisors vs. Human Advisors: Which Is Better for Investing?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

If you've been considering the possibility of entering the investment market, or if you're looking to change your investing approach, you may have com...

Keeping Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.22.2017 | 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...

Make Sure You Avoid These 4 Common Retirement Penalties

Michael Lazar | Posted 01.08.2017 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Retirement is part of the American Dream. It's one of the reasons why we toil so long and hard each day to make ends meet and set aside a nice nest eg...

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

David Rae | Posted 12.07.2016 | 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.

Why Must We Demonize All Muslim Immigrants?

James Heffernan | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

If you were desperate to find a safe place for yourself and your family but were also presumed guilty of terrorist intent, how would you disprove the presumption?

How to Be a S.M.A.R.T. Traveler in a Danger Zone

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 11.14.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Krautter

For most westerners, terror attacks have been limited to sites with centralized military, economic, or cultural significance. We have forgotten what i...

Have You Figured Out How Much Money You Need For Retirement Yet?

MoneyTips | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business

Have you figured out how much money you need for retirement yet? If you answered "Yes", then you're preparing for your post-working years. But even if...

Mauritania: Scholar Warns of "Implosion" Unless Leadership Embraces Change

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

I spoke with Amadou Sall, a lecturer of social anthropology at the University of Nouakchott and leading member of the Mauritanie Perspectives think tank, about politics, social change and the prospects for democracy in this rapidly changing West African nation.

Social Security; Part 1: Today the Problem, Tomorrow the Solution

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The so-called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefits the age is inching up each couple of months to 67, for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there? Or what will become of it.

Social Security: Analysis and Suggestions

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

Today with all the advancement on each of these fronts, average longevity is in the 80s and headed to the 90s. The largest growing demographic are the centurions and over -- for all the reasons that you readers know. So... what to do to rationalize the Social Security Retirement System?

The No. 1 Mistake People Make With Their Retirement Benefits | Posted 07.30.2016 | Business

The world of retirement benefits is complex terrain, peppered with minefields like fine print, tricky terminology, little-known exceptions and seemingly random rules. And what you don't know can (and will) come back to bite you.

Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

Profile: Kimra Bettasso -- 401K Advice for a New Generation

David Jensen | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Kimra Bettasso is a Financial Consultant and Founder of 401k Retire Logic and 401k Legit. I asked her about her unique approach to this market.

The Golden Girls Retirement Plan: Oh Rose, Where Did Our (Pension) Funds Go?

David Rae | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Second in a series. Major intellectuals, foremost philosophers and all my friends at the Abbey agree that most financial (or indeed life) issues can be explained in terms of the "The Golden Girls." In this episode Rose Nylund, played by the inimitable Betty White, faces a double whammy.

'The English Spy' Is Just As Good As Expected, If Not Better

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.04.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

It's summertime and the temperature is heating up, and so are the best seller lists thanks to the arrival of Daniel Silva's latest novel THE ENGLISH SPY. Each year the warm weather heralds the arrival of another action packed thriller from Silva featuring his acclaimed Israeli operative Gabriel Allon.