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DOL Retirement Rule: Could The Way You Invest Be Changing?

DOL Retirement Rule: Could The Way You Invest Be Changing?

How well do you know your investments? That's a question the Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking to answer—and address—with a sweeping proposal that stands to change the way Americans invest in their retirement.

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Retirement Destination: Top Cities for Aging Successfully
August 12, 2015

Retirement Destination: Top Cities for Aging Successfully

The sheer number of post–World War II babies—the most populous age group in U.S. history—has guaranteed that every stage of baby boomer lives ...

Disruptions on the Way to Retirement? Hit Those Curveballs
July 30, 2015

Disruptions on the Way to Retirement? Hit Those Curveballs

As “disruption” and “disruptor” take their places as troublesome nouns in the modern lexicon, here comes a phrase that is quickly defining a sorry state of financial ...

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Retirement Planning? Pay Down that Mountain of Credit Card Debt
July 29, 2015

Retirement Planning? Pay Down that Mountain of Credit Card Debt

U.S. consumers are on pace to rack up another $55 billion-plus in credit card debt in 2015, according to Card Hub. And for many, the weight of revolving credit card ...

Back to Work? When an Encore Career Just Doesn’t Pay
July 15, 2015

Back to Work? When an Encore Career Just Doesn’t Pay

Collecting paychecks into retirement has plenty of pluses that include swelling your budget or keeping you on top of your game, either by prolonging your career ...

New Math: Does the Age/Asset Allocation Rule Need an Update?
April 13, 2015

New Math: Does the Age/Asset Allocation Rule Need an Update?

There’s a conventional rule of thumb that your age can help determine the best asset allocation for your investments. Now, the math is simple, but it leaves a ...

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Avoid This Parent Trap: Prep for Long-Term Care Expenses
April 2, 2015

Avoid This Parent Trap: Prep for Long-Term Care Expenses

There’s a potential retirement crisis in the offing and it’s not necessarily your own. As you map out your plans for financial security in an uncertain future, you should ...

Could Investing for the Future Make You Healthier Now?
March 17, 2015

Could Investing for the Future Make You Healthier Now?

Several studies have found an unexpected benefit to saving for the future – greater health and happiness today.

Losing Its Luster? Why the 4% Rule Isn't So Golden Anymore
January 29, 2015

Losing Its Luster? Why the 4% Rule Isn't So Golden Anymore

For a long time, a yearly 4% withdrawal over 30 years was considered ideal for retirees. Times have changed.

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Up to Speed on New IRA Rollover Rule
December 2, 2014

New Year’s Resolution: Get Up to Speed on New IRA Rollover Rule

Out with the old year, in with the new. That applies to most everyone and everything, including Uncle Sam. Before you close your books on 2014 and...

A Small Business Wake-up Call
September 1, 2014

A Small Business Wake-up Call

Imagine no longer popping awake in the middle of the night worried about how (or if) retirement will become a reality. Imagine skilled workers joining your small...

Thinking Outside the Cash Box: Take Advantage of Rising Rates
April 13, 2014

Thinking Outside the Cash Box: Take Advantage of Rising Rates

The Fed remains in a go-slow mindset toward monetary policy. But make no mistake: Interest rates will continue to creep higher. Here are five ways to take advantage.

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Index Annuities Myth Buster
November 1, 2013

Index Annuities Myth Buster

Magic beans for retirement? Not so fast. Frenzy follows growth in indexed annuities sold as market beaters. But are they for you? Is this legend or real life: an annuity...

Role Reversal: How to Approach the Long-Term Care Talk
September 13, 2013

Role Reversal: How to Approach the Long-Term Care Talk

Yes, you have to go there. Gently. Start the talk about financial and healthcare security for aging parents sooner not later.

Delay Your Retirement, Not Your Play Time
April 5, 2013

Delay Your Retirement, Not Your Play Time

T. Rowe Price analysts say you might use transition years to realize some retirement dreams while still on a payroll—and still healthy enough to roll.

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It’s an Insurance Thing: A Fresh (or First) Look at Annuities
March 5, 2013

It’s an Insurance Thing: A Fresh (or First) Look at Annuities

Where insurance meets investing,there can be a few potholes.New products soothe the sting of costs and offer customization.That means annuities deserve...

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