Pension promises are different. They are legally binding commitments to pay hard-earned retirement income. They are something that we all have to protect.
People usually get better at things over time. We're better farmers, faster runners, safer pilots, and more accurate weather forecasters than we were 50 years ago. But there's something about money that gets the better of us.
Regardless of all of these potential problem areas, Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans know that every school they deem failing will simply be converted to a charter school, which pulls more students out of traditional public schools.
As the winter of 2014 trudges on, those of us in four-season regions have had just about enough. I can't remember another winter that has dragged on s...
We have a serious money addiction problem in our society, and despite how insidious this addiction can be, we not only fail to recognize it as an addiction -- we actively encourage it.
We'll force ourselves to commit hours and hours to a treadmill or yoga class, but we just don't have time for a seminar about financial planning or a self-help book on fiscal health.
As we go through life, the economy ebbs and flows. You work hard. You bring home a paycheck. You pay your bills. Hopefully you have money saved for retirement.
Looking for a single lady? Each February, Valentine's Day rolls around. Roses, chocolates, heart shaped cards, romantic dinner reservations and of course, the onslaught of commercials insisting that if you really love someone you will buy them diamonds. Whether Valentine's Day was a greeting card induced holiday or not, it can make those of us without a partner sometimes yearn to be part of a couple.
It's high time I retire a little bit now, in my mid-thirties, while happy, healthy and with a loving wife and two young children who are as game as I am for family adventure.
In order to be successful in what was still a man's world, we had no other choice. We had to be all in -- in all aspects of our lives. Now it is time for us to lean out a bit, to let our daughters and sons step forward, to maximize this stage of our lives.
These questions are important to consider as you determine what percentage of pay you will contribute to your 401(k) plan.
Tennis has been very important in my life. And I'm not even particularly good at it. When I was eight, away at camp, a racquet was put into my hands. It felt so right. I won the tennis medal there every year until my last.
We can help ourselves before it's too late if we are given the flexibility to find workable solutions tailored to each pension plan. Doing nothing will ensure future retirees will have nothing for retirement.
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.
What does life in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, battling zombie hordes, dealing with predatory human survivors, and trying to maintain one's humanity in a hostile world have in common with the struggle to prepare for and survive retirement? Actually, quite a bit.
When it comes to how to save for retirement, there are enough options to make anyone's head spin. While each approach has its benefits, when it comes to taxes, not all retirement savings vehicles are created equal.