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Retirement Savings

Why You're Losing Substantial Money At Work

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 11.13.2015 | OWN

  Prepare to give thanks, my friend, because that special time of year is here: open enrollment season, when employers let you make chan...

Interested in Saving Money? Check Out myRA.

Mark Steber | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

It is safe and easy to set up, it is backed and insured by the U.S. Government, there are no fees or charges, no minimum deposits required, and perhaps best of all, you can set it up right now -- it is that simple and fast.

Social Security's 2016 COLA Is Zero. Senator Warren Has a Plan to Fix That.

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

By closing the "performance pay" loophole, Senator Warren's proposal would end a giveaway to the wealthiest in order to provide an extremely well-justified payment to tens of millions who have seen the value of their benefits slowly deteriorate for years.

5 Retirement Risks That Bite - Infographic | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty

You are exposed to five potentially catastrophic financial risks, unless you are lucky enough to be in the top 15% of wage earners who have substantial retirement savings. The top 15% are the chosen few who were lucky enough to work for the right companies or disciplined enough to begin saving for retirement at a fairly young age.

100 CEOs Have As Much In Retirement Funds As 41 Percent of U.S.

Bloomberg | Jenny Che | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business

The retirement savings accumulated by just 100 chief executives are equal to the entire retirement accounts of 41 percent of U.S. families -- or more ...

This Is Why We Should Pay Attention To Bernie Sanders On Social Security

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

Over the past few decades, American companies have turned away from pensions and toward 401(k) accounts to help their workers save for retirement...

When It Comes To Retirement Savings, Are You A Ground Squirrel?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty

Get any two people who are over 55 in a room at the same time and I guarantee this is what they will be talking about: Do you have enough money ...

Excuse the Gloom, But Boomers Your Retirement Savings Is Taking A Hit

Buck Wargo | Posted 10.07.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Baby Boomers are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, which is big time putting their retirement in jeopardy. The result? Working longer and lowering expectations of what their golden years will be like.

Managing Your Investments Like an NFL Team

Bob Stammers | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

If you're more excited about the beginning of the football season than sitting down to make a financial plan, you're not alone. Football is a spectacle, but planning your investments is work.

Women and Retirement

MoneyTips | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

Retirement planning is important for all Americans, but the importance is heightened for women. The retirement deck is stacked against women in several ways, including generally lower pay compared to men and lower Social Security benefits upon retirement.

Save to Win 101

MoneyTips | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

Who needs scratch-off lottery tickets and Powerball? Some credit unions are offering a program that allows you to win prizes as you save your money, at no risk to you. Not surprisingly, the program is called Save to Win.

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

MoneyTips | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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 ...

Retirement Planning Tips: When Family Members Ask for Help

Lule Demmissie | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Lule Demmissie

Forty is the new 30, 80 is the new 60. It's great that we are living longer, but the financial challenge of living longer may mean not only planning for extended retirement years, but also caring for an aging parent or adult child in ways that can take a solid bite out of any well-laid financial plans.

Pay Attention to Investment Fees: A Tiny Change Can Mean Thousands by Retirement

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Check the fees yourself. Don't just leave it to someone else. Even the best fund managers may do strange things with fees that you only find out about in letters most people don't bother to read.

7 Ways To Save For Retirement Even If You're Broke

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty

  The numbers aren't pretty: More than a third of Americans haven't saved a nickel for retirement. About 36 percent of workers have less than $1...

6 Ways You Are Flunking Retirement Planning

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty

Just like we've rewritten the script on how to pay for our children's college educations -- loans are bad, community colleges are good -- so has the ...

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

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.11.2015 | 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 08.10.2015 | 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?

Elizabeth Warren Nails GOP Financial Exec

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

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Obama Wants Automatic Enrollment In Retirement Savings Plans

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty

President Obama wants states to step up their game and put in place more workplace retirement saving opportunities for America's middle-class workers...

Part 3: Valuable Tips for Parents of Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. That research illustrated a number of key themes that highlighted how to help millennials save money and prepare for the future.

What Retirement Without Savings Looks Like

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business

Trying to retire without any savings in the bank can be difficult, and that difficulty is compounded by other factors senior citizens need to keep in mind as they age, like health issues and mobility.

Best and Worst States to Retire Rich

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business

If you want to retire rich, and maintain that wealth, you should be looking at important regional factors, such as taxes, local living expenses and the affordability and accessibility of health care.

15 Ways To Retire Early

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business

Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an unattainable goal. That's especially true if you look at the challenge from a pure cash paradigm. But there are many ways to make it, so long as you take numerous approaches into account.

Successful Aging Lessons From The Military In A VUCA World

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Ageism is rampant, and many of us are burdened by debt, and costs of caring for elderly parents. Management and personal growth gurus advise us to be pro-active; to be bold in engaging with and dealing with our problems. But in this confusing world, where do we start, and what do we do?