• Why Caring for Mom Risks a Secure Retirement

    Taking care of loved ones is taking a bite out of many Americans’ retirement security. A third of caregivers spend more than 10 percent of their retirement savings on care, and nearly a third plan to work longer to provide care, according to a study released today by PNC Financial Services Group. A…

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  • Small Sums, Lifetime Assets: The Gift of a Retirement Account

    Here's one way: Give the gift of a retirement starter account. With that in mind, let's look at some simple ways that you can spend $1,000 (or less) to create a beginning retirement fund that stands to grow many times over before your child finishes his or her working career. Starter retirement…

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  • 10 things retirees won’t tell you

    10 things retirees won’t tell you David Moore MA MB MC MD ME MG ZG ZQ ZR ZS ZT ZU 1. We’re broke Each day, roughly 10,000 baby boomers turn 62—the average age at which people actually retire, according to a recent Gallup

  • How can I reduce the taxes on my inherited retirement assets?

    Many beneficiaries miss out on one of the most significant tax deductions for inherited retirement-plan assets; If you inherited retirement plans assets, check with the person who filed the decedent's estate return, to determine whether the decedent's estate paid federal estate taxes on the…

  • US Government Plays Robin Hood Under Guise Of National Mortgage Settlements

    If you invest in a retirement account or rely on a public pension, you may find yourself footing the bill for the U.S. While the settlements promise billions in consumer relief, average consumers – and not the banks – are picking up a significant share of the tab. For evidence of the trend, look no…

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  • China's Li Na set to retire

    China's Li Na set to retire China's two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career. The sports channel of state-owned CNTV cited Li's agency, IMG, as saying the tennis star…

  • Five Retirement Warning Signs for Millennials

    Gen Y'ers, also known as Millennials, have been plagued by poor economic conditions that have made it difficult to get and keep a job, especially one that matches their skills and expertise. Many Millennials also face crushing student-loan debt that makes it difficult not only to save for…

  • 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    Millions of American workers save a portion of their earnings inside employer-sponsored retirement plans such as a 401(k), 403(b), 457 and other plans that allow their participants' contributions to grow on a tax-deferred basis. This article explores some of the less common retirement plans that…

  • IRA Millionaires May Surprise You: How to Build a Romney-Rich IRA

    Members of Congress don't like rich folks, though most of them are millionaires. In 2012, Mitt Romney famously revealed an IRA worth somewhere between $21 to $102 million. As a former financial advisor, I was privy to the investment assets of a great number of the “hidden rich.” They were…
  • Introduction To Social Security

    Social Security is a federal benefits program the United States developed in 1935. In this article, we go over how the Social Security system works and why it is predicted to fail in the future. The Social Security system is funded through payroll taxes.

  • Laws That Help Low Income Retirement

    Most of your retirement planning decisions were made for you and this, along with Social Security, meant a comfortable retirement for many. Today it’s all about 401(k)s, IRAs and other vehicles that leave individuals responsible for much of their retirement security. Social Security and Medicare…

  • Dismal Fed data on retirement saving

    The Fed depicts gloomy times for boomers with 401(k)s and IRAs. The Federal Reserve has just released the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), a triennial survey of a nationally representative sample of U.S. For American households, both median income and median wealth have declined since 2010.

  • How to Find a Retirement Planner: 5 Tips

    There are better ways to find a retirement planner than this. If you want to find a good retirement planner to assist you in preparing for your future, let me give you some tips on how to go about that. Many people think they can handle their own finances from cradle to grave, and there are plenty…

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  • How to Take the First Steps into Retirement

    Saving for retirement typically requires a lot of hard work and sacrifices. It is best to launch your retirement on a positive note. It makes sense to have a clear idea of what you will be doing on the first day of retirement.

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  • The retirement problem your financial adviser can’t solve

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  • What is the "three-legged stool"?

    The "three-legged stool" was a retirement terminology from the past that many financial planners used to describe the three most common sources of retirement income for a retiree during retireme - Social Security, employee pensions, and personal savings. Times have changed though and so has the…

  • The Error-Proof Portfolio: 6 Asset-Allocation Pitfalls to Avoid

    Thus, it's probably no wonder that investors so often stub their toes on asset allocation. Pitfall 1: Not Being Holistic  Off-the-shelf asset-allocation programs, such as target-date funds, can be a godsend for investors who are just beginning to put together their financial plans.

  • Turning 50? Catch Up on Retirement Savings

    Are you afraid you haven't saved enough for retirement? Start with your individual retirement account. This year, anyone 50 or older can add an extra $1,000 to their Roth IRA or traditional IRA, for a total contribution of $6,500.