By Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes.com Social Security benefit provisions are so devilishly complex that I’ve come to believe that Satan, himself, had a hand in their construction. The ‘simple’ formula for […]
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By Chuck Saletta, The Motley Fool On Tuesday, The Congressional Budget Office updated its annual projections on the health of Social Security and its Trust Funds. In essence, if you’re […]
By Hedrick Smith, Forbes.com Most people assume they’re savvy about 401(k)s, but here are three surprises for Boomers counting on 401 (k)s as their future financial lifejackets: (1) how it […]
By Steve Vernon, CBS MoneyWatch News Analysis (MoneyWatch) Among the policies lawmakers are considering as part of the “fiscal cliff” talks in Washington is to change how the government measures […]
By Allan Roth, CBS MoneyWatch (MoneyWatch) The foremost question for Americans approaching retirement age is when to start collecting Social Security. It’s a complex topic, and personal finance expert Mike […]
By Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool Economists say that we’re in a recovery, but try telling that to ordinary middle-class Americans. As hard as it is to make ends […]
By Samuel Weigley and Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 Wall St. 10. Colorado 401(k) balance to annual income: 42.6% Median balance: $23,583 (23rd lowest) 401(k) growth 2008-2011: 29.4% (18th highest) Debt […]
By Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess and Samuel Weigley, 24/7wallst.com Several years after from the financial crisis of 2008, state pension funds continue to languish. According to data released this […]
Consider adding these three retirement resolutions to make 2012 a successful year of investing.
Here are some important emerging trends that might not have made the headlines, but they still require your attention in the months and years to come.