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2015/04/17 13:44
2015/04/17 13:44
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WASHINGTON — Americans are growing much better at preparing for health expenses. The amount stashed in health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts, which are funded with pre-tax...
2015/04/17 13:44
2015/04/17 13:44
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2015/04/15 06:18
2015/04/15 06:18
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Americans are growing much better at preparing for health expenses. The amount stashed in health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts, which are funded with pre-tax dollars, reached...
2015/04/14 17:02
2015/04/14 17:02
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NEW YORK — The promise of America from one generation to the next is a simple one: After a lifetime of hard and rewarding work, Americans can expect to enjoy a secure retirement. But for a growing...
2015/04/13 20:28
2015/04/13 20:28
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Boomers are also reporting less overall economic satisfaction. Despite two years of a strong stock market, overall economic satisfaction among boomers now stands at 48 percent, down sharply from 65...
2015/04/12 19:13
2015/04/12 19:13
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Target-date funds have become a popular hands-off investment choice. And a new study shows that investors who make the most of these funds are coming out ahead. According to Morningstar, investor...
2015/04/12 18:49
2015/04/12 18:49
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We’ve all heard the old saw that it takes money to make money. The bigger problem may be that a lot of people who are making money aren’t taking any of it and investing it. A Bankrate.com study...
2015/04/10 15:52
2015/04/10 15:52
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We’ve all heard the old saw that it takes money to make money. The bigger problem may be that a lot of people who are making money aren’t taking any of it and investing it. A Bankrate.com study...
2015/04/09 12:27
2015/04/09 12:27
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Baby boomers in their 50s and 60s are carrying much more mortgage debt than their parents did at their age. While some boomers may be willing to seek financing again to purchase another home, others...
2015/04/07 19:32
2015/04/07 19:32
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Armstrong Nurseries, which recently expanded in Marin, is owned by the employees who work for it -- a corporate structure poised to rise in popularity as economic inequality grows in the United...
2015/04/06 12:49
2015/04/06 12:49
12d
There are two ways that wealth can slip away: slowly and quickly. Today, many folks are well aware of the slow erosion caused by high fund expenses, hefty advisory fees and big investment-related tax...
2015/04/05 07:38
2015/04/05 07:38
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Saving enough money for retirement can be daunting for anyone. But a growing body of research shows that women in particular lack the confidence to plan for old age. According to the latest annual...
2015/04/04 22:48
2015/04/04 22:48
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American workers ages 32 to 64 are $6.6 trillion short of the amount they need in order to retire comfortably, according to Retirement USA. When it comes to planning ahead and saving money early, time...
2015/04/03 22:27
2015/04/03 22:27
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Average retirement account balances have grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to a strong stock market. And the number of Americans with 401(k) accounts has risen. That shift "shows that the...
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2015/04/03 17:27
2015/04/03 17:27
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Even though consumers are digging deeper to cover rising out-of-pocket medical costs, they’re contributing less to health savings accounts that could help take the sting out of their expenses,...
2015/04/02 10:49
2015/04/02 10:49
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With roughly 10,000 boomers retiring every days, the U.S. retirement crisis is no longer an easily dismissed distant concern. Whether we choose to pay attention or not, American workers’ savings...
2015/04/01 02:13
2015/04/01 02:13
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When I wrote recently about the cost of not saving for retirement while you're young, many of the comments from readers shared a theme: Saving is really, really difficult. The post was flooded with...
2015/03/31 05:26
2015/03/31 05:26
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A RECENT survey by private health insurance exchange EHealth highlights the increasing pressure and frustration felt by American families over medical bills. The survey found that more than 6 in 10...
2015/03/30 21:16
2015/03/30 21:16
18d
Our daily roundup of retirement news your clients may be thinking about. Many retirees in the U.S. are facing challenges and while the overall system is not a lost cause, a few improvements could...
2015/03/28 19:52
2015/03/28 19:52
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Retirees from Westar Energy have completed their shift to a new insurance format, as part of a pattern unfolding across the private sector. Westar previously offered one company-sponsored health plan...
2015/03/27 15:29
2015/03/27 15:29
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Improving the system doesn't come down to one specific action or strategy. "We look at the policy picture in two buckets," said the Pension Rights Center's Friedman. "One bucket is protecting people...
2015/04/17 13:44
2015/04/17 13:44
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