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Retirement

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  • Boeing's hollow victory

    Boeing's hollow victory
    The narrowly approved contract agreement between Boeing and its Washington state workforce will be hailed by some as a victory for the canny, hardball brinkmanship of Boeing's management and the knuckle-under economic pragmatism of the International...
  • Washington state is making health exchange work

    Washington state is making health exchange work
    KENT, Wash. — Mindy Mansfield had health insurance when she worked at a factory that made air flow vents in Cle Elum, a small town in central Washington state. It covered the pills she took for her Type 2 diabetes and the ones she needed to ease her...
  • Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!

    Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!
    Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, whose disdainful take on the plight of older workers I described this week as "fatuous and flatly untrue," defended his position Thursday as "substantively ... correct."  We can't both be right on this,...
  • Not contributing to retirement plan is usually expensive mistake

    Not contributing to retirement plan is usually expensive mistake
    Dear Liz: I have about $16,000 in student loans at 6.8% interest. At the current monthly payment it would take me about 7.5 years to pay them off. I contribute 10% of my income to my company's Roth 401(k) plan (my employer matches the first 6%...
  • Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show

    Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show
    Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund? A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above. The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...
  • Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases

    Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases
    Fewer Americans are blowing their 401(k) savings on cars, clothes and other frivolities when they change jobs. Only 7.5% of U.S. workers last year cashed out their retirement money to spend on purchases when they left a job, according to data released...
  • Average 401(k) balance hits record high as stock market surges

    Average 401(k) balance hits record high as stock market surges
    The surging stock market has helped push 401(k) balances to record highs, according to one report -- positive news for baby boomers and others nearing retirement. Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest 401(k) provider, said the average balance of...
  • CEOs want you -- to fix the debt

     CEOs want <i>you</i> -- to fix the debt
    Many of the nation's top CEOs have joined forces to "fix the debt." They want to achieve this goal, in part, by reducing Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to 70. One of the chief executive officers, David Cote, runs Honeywell....
  • Hey, millennial generation: You may not retire until age 73

    Hey, millennial generation: You may not retire until age 73
    The average millennial graduating from college today will not retire until age 73 because heavy student-loan debt will prevent them from saving enough money for an earlier retirement, according to a new study. The typical graduate has a “seemingly...
  • Fortunate to be able to take 'practice retirement'

    Fortunate to be able to take 'practice retirement'
    Dear Liz: I'm in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!
    We've been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it -- increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made...