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An Interview With Jim Poolman on Smart Retirement Planning

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

A recent survey shows that most Americans are terrified about their retirement savings, or lack thereof. Because of decreased interest and concernment about our retirement, so many American's don't even consider 401K plans before choosing an employer.

Do Lucky Broads Like Betty White Retire?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 03.30.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

Before I answer that question with an obvious answer, I want to share my thoughts after traveling around the country this past year. I've been meetin...

Presidential Candidates, Listen Up!

Martin Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

After studying our Social Security history and current system weaknesses, I have arrived at these suggested modifications that the president and Congress should consider. For one, retirement age and entitlement to Social Security benefits should be a function of a person's occupation.

The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For in 2015

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.15.2015 | Money

January is a great time to outline your financial goals for the year, including taking a look at your retirement savings plan. If you didn't save as much as you wanted to last year or you have yet to start contributing to a retirement account, there are some new rules for 2015 that you'll want to pay attention to.

For The Kids: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Rich Linton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
Rich Linton

As the holidays approach, so do requests from family and friends about what to give the kids this year. Instead of asking for the hottest toy this year, consider a gift that will actually keep on giving: an investment in your child's future.

The Wrong Way To Pay Off Your Debt

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Suze Orman on bringing down debt and keeping up with insurance hikes. Plus, a safer option for your retirement funds. By Suze Orman Q: Over th...

5 Steps to Loan Money to Your Kids and Actually Get Repaid

Neal Frankle | Posted 12.07.2014 | Money
Neal Frankle

I'm generally against loaning money to family - including the kids. Instead, I recommend they find other resources. But sometimes lending money to kids can be a win-win. At the very least, it doesn't have to be a lose-lose.

This Couple Retired in Their 30s. Could You? | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money

We talked to Jeremy Jacobson, 39, who retired a year ago thanks to the nest egg he and his wife saved for 10 years. They have no plans to rejoin the workforce, because they expect their money to last another 60-plus years. They even want to have kids.

Navigating Financial Milestones: Taking Control of Your Personal Economy in a Global Environment

Andrew Ireland | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Ireland

A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.

Investing Lessons From the Donald Sterling Saga

Dan Solin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

You have your eye on the wrong ball if you are paying attention to predictions about when the stock market will "correct." There is scant evidence that anyone has the expertise to predict the future.

The Single Biggest Problem With Your 401(k) | Posted 05.14.2014 | Money

You are already invested in your employer more than you think. It's also tempting to think that you should invest in what you know, and so hold your employer's stock.

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.

New Year: New Reasons to Plan, Pay Down Debt and Save

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kathleen Murphy

Now that the New Year is underway, it's time to stick to those resolutions you promised to keep. And if you're like the many Americans who made resolutions of the financial sort, now is the time to develop a realistic game plan.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy

7 Easy Ways To Make Extra Money -- Without Working

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 11.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Whether you work full-time, part-time or are basking in the glow of retirement, making extra money – especially if ...

401(k)s Are Making Wealth Inequality Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

Not only is the typical 401(k) a lousy way for most people to save for retirement, it is also making wealth inequality worse, according to a new study...

The Obstacles 90 Percent Of Retirees Face

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty

There is no such thing as a sure thing, especially when it comes to retirement planning. A new survey from Ameriprise Financial found that 90 perce...

When Is The Right Time To Retire?

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty

Once we reach our 60s, most of us will begin to consider retirement. Some people may feel the need to exit the busy and often stressful business world...

How To Overcome Retirement Obstacles

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty

Only about half of Americans are putting aside money for the future. A recent HSBC survey found that just under half (49 percent) of Americans are reg...

Americans Not Saving Nearly Enough For Retirement, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty

The average person in the United States will spend 21 years in retirement, but will deplete their savings after just 14 years, leaving a shortfall of ...

6 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

We may not want to admit it, but our own beliefs are often the biggest obstacle in the journey to financial freedom. Sometimes our own behaviors make ...

The Truth About Cashing Out Your 401K, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

Do not cash out your 401k early! Personal finance expert Suze Orman was adamant about leaving your 401k alone until retirement when she joined me on M...

How to Find a Lost Pension

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

How does one go about tracking down a lost pension? About 35 years ago, I worked at a manufacturing company for a few years that offered employee pensions, and I want to find out if I'm eligible for any money now that I'm about to retire.

How to Verify Your Social Security Benefits

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The best way to keep an eye on your Social Security benefits and avoid any possible mistakes is to carefully review your Social Security statement, which you can now do online.

Why You'll Be Shocked By Your Retirement Fund Come November

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Money

* Nov 15 will be the first time people see what they pay * 70 pct don't know they pay fees for 401(k) plans-survey * Exp...