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Retirement

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fewer workers participating in company retirement plans, report says

    Fewer workers participating in company retirement plans, report says
    The percentage of U.S. workers who participate in their employers’ retirement plans slipped to 39% in 2012, according to a report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Despite the tax savings and long-term benefits of stashing pre-tax...
  • Bell won't be able to touch some of Rizzo's wealth

    Bell won't be able to touch some of Rizzo's wealth
    When Robert Rizzo pleaded no contest to corruption charges last month, many of the trappings of his former life as Bell's highly paid city manager were gone: the house near the ocean in Huntington Beach, the horse farm outside Seattle, the stable of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Son secretly took out huge student loans in parent's name

    Son secretly took out huge student loans in parent's name
    Dear Liz: Our son went to an expensive private school and ended up with more than $100,000 in federal and private loans by the time he graduated. My wife cosigned a private loan for $25,000 for the first year, and that was the last we heard of any loans...
  • Mayors seek statewide vote on measure to allow pension-benefit cuts

    Mayors seek statewide vote on measure to allow pension-benefit cuts
    A group of Democratic and Republican mayors are hoping to qualify a measure for the November 2014 ballot that could dramatically reduce retirement benefits for current and future public employees. The measure, filed with the state attorney general&...
  • Determining goal for windfall will aid in deciding how to invest it

    Determining goal for windfall will aid in deciding how to invest it
    Dear Liz: Recently my mother passed away. My brother and I were fortunate enough to inherit a substantial amount of money from her life insurance. My brother and I do not want to spend this money and have placed the funds in brokerage accounts. My...
  • Student loan vs. a home equity loan for college

    Student loan vs. a home equity loan for college
    Dear Liz: I am almost finished with my associate degree at my local community college and will be starting my undergraduate degree in January. I have been lucky enough to accrue no college debt so far but know I will when I start my bachelor's degree. I...
  • Government: When push comes to nudge

    Government: When push comes to nudge
    News came last month that the Obama administration, following the lead of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his government's so-called Nudge Unit, is recruiting behavioral scientists to help shape regulatory policy. Nudges are ways of offering...