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4 Free Tools to Super Charge Your 401k or IRA

Rob Berger | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

The right tool for the right job can make all the difference. Not only does the right tool improve the quality of any job, but it also makes the work more enjoyable. This fundamental truth applies to everything from carpentry to auto repair. It also applies to investing.

Why Is the White House in Denial About Our Pension Poverty?

Jane White | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Jane White

This nation should be ashamed of its indifference to this crisis.

'Keep Calm and Carry On?' Not Quite

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

On my honeymoon in London years ago, an IRA bombing in Regents Park -- across the street from where I was staying -- killed eight soldiers and several...

Perpetual Unemployment and Underemployment

Gary Reber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Simply extending jobless benefits once again won't solve the problem of long-term unemployment and underemployment, and the diminishing impact income losses have on the long-term productive capacity of the United States economy.

What You Should Know About 401(k) and IRA Changes in 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.17.2014 | Money

Next year will bring subtle changes to 401(k) and IRA rules. There will be one shared change for both retirement plans that introduces a bigger saver's credit threshold which should please many more people.

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.