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Over 70-and-a-Half? Don't Forget About Mandatory IRA Withdrawals

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

With final holiday preparations looming, the last thing anyone wants to think about is next April's tax bill. But if you're over 70-and-a-half and have any tax-deferred retirement accounts (like an IRA), you'd better put down the wrapping paper and listen up.

Why Is Congressman Peter King Lying About Glenn Greenwald?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

For holders of major elective office, there is little disincentive to engage in the most shameless demagoguery imaginable. Our political system doesn't punish people for blatant disregard for truth.

Popcorn Preview: Shadow Dancer

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Shadow Dancer (2012) Cast includes: Andrea Riseborough (W.E.), Clive Owen (Children of Men), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Gillian Anderson (The X-Fi...

Retirement Basics: 401(k) vs. IRA

SaveUp | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

There are many similarities between 401(k)s and IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), but there are also some notable differences. How do you know which type of account you should contribute to?

The Most Epic 'I Hate My Job' Rant Ever

James Altucher | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
James Altucher

I limped out of the meeting and said, "excuse me", and took the elevator down 67 stories, went to Grand Central, limped home, and never went back to work at that job.

Obama's Back Door Tax Play: New Rules for IRAs?

Steve Malkenson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Steve Malkenson

Integrity is a two-way street. There are many types of bankruptcy. Financial is one, moral is quite another.

Beer Keg Car Bomb Defused In Northern Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- British Army experts defused a car bomb Saturday that had been abandoned on a rural roadside in Northern Ireland, a threat that is raising c...

Woman In IRA Tape Scandal Found Dead

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- An Irish Republican Army veteran who accused Sinn Fein party chief Gerry Adams of involvement in IRA killings and bombings has been found de...

Irish Crime Boss Gunned Down

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

DUBLIN — A senior figure in Ireland's criminal underworld was chased down the street and shot to death Tuesday near his Dublin home, two years a...

Taxes! After the Election - Now What?

Rick Rodgers | Posted 01.13.2013 | Money
Rick Rodgers

Start diversifying your savings today while tax rates are still low. The good news is there still time to take advantage of 2012 tax rates, which may turn out to be the lowest we see in some time. Here are three strategies to help diversify before the end of the year.

Obama's lllinois Pension Will Pay Tidy Sum In Retirement

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

When President Barack Obama retires, he will receive an estimated lifetime total payout $383,535 from the Illinois state pension he earned in eight ye...

It's Time to Make Retirement Security a Reality

Dory Rand | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago
Dory Rand

Private-sector workers in Illinois need to save more for retirement, and the state needs to make it as easy as possible for them to do so.

Jason Cherkis

Did Romney Use An Offshore Loophole To Avoid Taxes? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns may be more incomplete in their public release than was previously thought. Filings rel...

How Can We Get You to Save for Retirement?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Perhaps the biggest source of human misery is the tradeoff between short-term and long-term goals. That is why we eat that piece of cake instead of dieting. It is also why we spend our money now rather than saving for retirement.

Taxes, Offshore Accounts and Corruption

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Who cares that a man we know is wealthy put money in overseas accounts and created shell companies overseas with hidden assets? All of us should care.

Hey, Romney, Let Voters See What You Showed McCain

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

John McCain and Mitt Romney share a secret. It's 23 years of Mitt's tax returns.

Looking For A Part-Time Job? 10 Great Gigs For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Fifty

With more Americans over 65 choosing to work longer than ever before, ways for retirees to continue earning while enjoying the leisure time and flexib...

PHOTOS: The Queen Wears Neon Green For Historic Moment

Posted 06.27.2012 | Style

Sure , she may favor sensible hats over fascinators and pearls over, say, spiked choker necklaces (the mind reels...). But Queen Elizabeth II isn't af...

Olympic Torch Relay Diverted As IRA Clash With Police

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland — Irish Republican Army supporters clashed with police Monday and forced Olympic torch organizers to divert the ro...

Love Thy Enemy

David Miles | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
David Miles

While Jo has forgiven Patrick Magee, she readily conceded that forgiveness is not a prerequisite for empathy. What is more important, she says, is being interested in listening to the other perspective and trying to understand it, even if you are not willing to agree with it.

WATCH: Social Security For Dummies

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

The financial jargon and parade of rules and exceptions associated with Social Security can prevent Americans from fully utilizing their benefits. To ...

Large Van Bomb Defused

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

DUBLIN -- British army experts defused a 600-pound (275-kilogram) van bomb Saturday on the Northern Ireland border, the largest such bomb in more than...

Catch Up on Retirement Savings in 5 Simple Steps

InvestingAnswers | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

Reaching a retirement goal on time requires aggressive saving, maximizing tax advantages, lowering your expenses and keeping a diversified investment portfolio. As the old Chinese proverb says, "The best time to plant an oak tree was 20 years ago, and the next best time is today."

"4% Rule" Serves as Guideline for Today's Retirees, But Use With Caution

Cheryl Krueger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money
Cheryl Krueger

An estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65 each day. Many of them have a significant portion of their retirement savings invested in non-guaranteed defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s and IRAs. As they retire, they will need to switch from saving to spending down.

The Value of Delayed Gratification

Beth Kobliner | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

So, how can you raise one of these marshmallow-waiting, money-saving, super-savvy kids? There are lots of tips on waiting and saving in Money as You Grow, a project I am working on as a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.