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Another Good Reason Not To Put Off Saving For Retirement

It’s no surprise to learn that many Americans are behind on saving for retirement. But they shrug it off, rationalizing that they’ll deal with the shortfall by just working longer. But unfortunately, life doesn’t always work out the way they’ve planned. Here’s what happens – in real life – to these not so carefully laid plans. 50% of […]

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Boeing’s Pension Freeze: What Does It Mean For You?

Most of us aren’t covered by a pension.  But is there something we can all learn from the Boeing experience? Last week, Boeing announced it was following in the footsteps of other major U.S. corporations like Macy’s and IBM in taking steps to terminate its workers’ pension coverage. The company is freezing pension benefits for 68,000 […]

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But Can I Still Get The Gold Watch?

In 1980, roughly 4 out of 5 Americans were covered by a traditional pension plan that paid them a fixed benefit based on their length of service and salary while working. In 2013, only 1 out of 5 workers has that same type of coverage. Source: The Washington Post The Takeaway: What does that mean for you? You can’t […]

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Quote Of The Week: All It Takes Is 10%

“If you start saving about 10% when you start working, everything magically takes care of itself.” Mass Mutual CEO Roger Crandall, as interviewed in Fortune Magazine, April 29, 2013 Don’t forget that you control your retirement future by contributing to your investment and retirement accounts.

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Why Don’t Women Save As Much As Men?

Why don’t women save as much as men? A recent study conducted by two researchers at the University of Wisconsin tried to answer that question. They interviewed state government employees to discover why women working for the state of Wisconsin have lower amounts saved in their retirement plans than men. In fact, women have only 70¢ in their […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Penalty For Procrastination

“Here’s the penalty for procrastinating  …  If you had started saving for retirement in your twenties, you would have had to carve out 13% of your salary every year to replace your income in retirement, according to an analysis by T. Rowe Price. Now, at 45, you’ll need to sock away 29% of your salary […]

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