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Retirement

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  • Does paying off a no-interest loan early help credit scores?

    Does paying off a no-interest loan early help credit scores?
    Dear Liz: Two years ago, my husband was denied a revolving $12,000 line of credit. The credit reporting agency indicated that denial was based on "little revolving usage, insufficient or no bank lines, and insufficient open accounts with zero balances."...
  • Fees for 401(k) retirement plans are higher at small companies

    Fees for 401(k) retirement plans are higher at small companies
    Employees at small companies pay much higher fees in their 401(k) retirement plans than people at large firms, according to a new study. Over a 35-year career, the average worker at a small company will pay $113,206 more in fees than a counterpart at...
  • Many Americans are confused by 401(k) retirement plans

    Many Americans are confused by 401(k) retirement plans
    Americans rely heavily on 401(k)s to fund their hoped-for retirements, but many people find the plans bewildering and aren’t sure they’re making the right investment choices. That’s the upshot of a new survey by Charles Schwab Corp.,...
  • 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...
  • Non-spouse inherits 401(k); What rules apply?

    Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
  • Giving family financial help has hindered her retirement

    Giving family financial help has hindered her retirement
    For years, Cheryl McDonald has been her family's financial rock, always willing to give financial support. In terms of retirement, however, being the rock has weighed her down. "I have been the primary income producer and the primary holder of assets,"...
  • Here's why your 401(k) retirement plan is a failure

    Here's why your 401(k) retirement plan is a failure
    The 401(k) system has led to deep financial woes for a generation of American workers, leaving most people with inadequate retirement savings and dreary prospects for their latter years, according to a new research report. The widespread adoption of...
  • Should CalPERS post pensioners' financial data online?

    Should CalPERS post pensioners' financial data online?
    Next to our medical records, our most closely guarded secrets probably involve our household finances. So it's understandable that many of the half-million retirees currently receiving a public pension from California were freaked out recently when...
  • How to figure income needs for retirement

    How to figure income needs for retirement
    Dear Liz: None of the Web-based tools I've seen really get at the heart of the problem of how much I really need in retirement. For example, if I am diligent and save 20% of my income (I earn over $150,000), why would I need to replace 95% or even 80%...
  • Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement

    Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement
    Like most employers, Trader Joe's is grappling with how to look after the well-being of its workers amid difficult financial circumstances. In May, the head of the privately held Monrovia company, with stores nationwide, sent a confidential memo to...
  • 64 and with few salary prospects -- what to do?

    Dear Liz: I'm 64 and lost my last full-time job a year ago. I have since exhausted my unemployment benefits and been on and off food stamps. (I'm waiting to get back on them right now because my temporary-to-permanent job didn't become permanent after...