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Those Who’ve Maintained 401(k)s Since 2007 Have Done Well

IRA

Good retirement signs for those committed to IRAs For all the consternation about whether Americans are preparing enough for their retirement, it’s nice to get some good news on that front. Studies from the Employee Benefit Research Institute show that when people are committed, the average balance has increased significantly ...

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

Retirement Planning

A chief financial analyst worries about retirement post-recession 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. A new survey from Bankrate.com paints a ...

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What Would Grandma Say? Retirees Give Financial Advice To The Younger Generations

Retirement planning advice

Learn from their mistakes. Biggest regret? A general lack of funds. Grandma and Grandpa have some stern advice for the younger generation: learn from their mistakes. Now that they’ve reached retirement, they’re finding that a lack of funds is their biggest dissatisfaction, and they strongly urge younger Americans to open ...

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Americans’ Love Affair With Their 401k plan – Cherished Even More Than Losing A Few Pounds

401(k) plan

Most say they’d think twice about taking a job without one. Americans love their 401(k)s. We love them so much that the growth in those investment accounts for our retirement is more important than our health. Those are the findings in a survey by Charles Schwab of 1,000 workers with ...

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Exclusive: 401(k) Pitfalls and Practical Investing Advice For Americans Around That Crucial Age of 50

Retirement planning

Americans are still falling short in retirement – newest measures help only the rich. Americans are woeful at saving for retirement – and there’s only so much the government can do about that. And that’s why the newest changes in tax policy (plus newer ideas currently being tossed) can’t make ...

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