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Hero Images/Getty Images Saving for retirement is no simple task. Not only is it increasingly difficult for Americans to put enough money away for a comfortable future, but it can be confusing to navigate the many savings vehicles available. Although the jargon might make individuals reluctant to...
Westend61/Getty Images There might not be anything that’s stoked more discussion in the personal finance world recently than the movement of extreme savers to retire early. This movement – dubbed “financial independence, retire early” or FIRE – has many adherents that keep to a frugal lifestyle...
D3sign/Getty Images A bill making its way through Congress may soon give new parents the ability to withdraw cash early from their retirement accounts penalty-free. While the legislation has yet to be finalized, the SECURE Act passed through the House of Representatives last week with near-unanimous support...
Diegograndi/Adobe Stock Saving for retirement and ensuring those funds last throughout your lifetime might get easier, if a bill that’s circulating Congress is passed into law. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which passed last Thursday in the House of Representatives by a...
Hero Images/Getty Images How much money will you need to retire? If you’re like the majority of Americans, you don’t know the answer. A Bankrate survey from June 2018 found that 61 percent of Americans don’t know how much they will need to have saved to fund...
Shomari Hearn, CFP professional at Palisades Hudson Financial Group You’re just shy of age 60 when the retirement fairy hits and you get a windfall — a buyout at work, an inheritance, or you sell an investment for far more than you anticipated. The money probably won’t turn...
Getting medical help via phone is becoming more common. Photo courtesy of UPMC. Medicare celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. In honor of that momentous occasion, Congress is considering changes that would modernize the program, including allowing it to pay for a broader array of telemedicine...
Jesse Kraft / EyeEm/Getty Images You’ve retired. You received your gold watch, claimed Social Security and begun to plan that oft-delayed trip of a lifetime. You’re ready to take in nature’s splendor by the water. Where, though, should you enjoy your repose: Hilton Head, South Carolina? Jekyll...
It hasn’t received much attention, but lawmakers tucked inside the mammoth nine-month spending bill Congress approved last weekend an agreement to give unions and management more flexibility in dealing with severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans. The real headline here: Existing pension benefits can now be...
1 of 6 Begin slideshow Erik Witsoe/EyeEm/Getty Images Gig your way to retirement...