Retirement

Be sure to thoroughly review a pension plan buy out offer before accepting it. Use an independent third party financial advisor if you need assistance running the numbers. Getty The number of companies offering pensions has been declining in the United States for decades, as companies have transitioned their employees to employer-sponsored retirement plans, such
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Predictions and forecasts are often regarded as the same thing. They are not. Predictions are based on what you think, or feel, will happen and are concerned with the unknowable. Forecasts, by contrast, are evidence-based judgement calls on the likelihood of something happening. When people ask where the market is headed, they are looking for
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Will Your Life In Retirement Be Swept Out To Sea?  (Photo credit: Getty) Getty “Warning:  High risk of rip currents” is the weather alert I woke up to on a recent vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  As I stepped onto the balcony, I could feel the strong force of the wind and see that the
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Cradle-to-grave provisions in private equity and real estate funds may lock-in investors for 50 years or more. Getty Draconian “cradle-to-grave” provisions in private equity and real estate funds, permitting investment managers to extend fund lifetimes and charge investors fees virtually forever, are commonplace—yet almost universally overlooked by even so-called sophisticated public pensions. Rhode Island Treasurer
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Most government policy proposals addressing Americans’ financial insecurity about retirement focus on boosting retirement savings. Tweaking 401(k) rules, creating mandatory universal retirement savings plans, that sort of thing. But there’s another approach bubbling up among retirement scholars: increasing incentives that would encourage men and women in their 50s and 60s to work longer. It’s true
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New York City, NY, USA – December 3, 2015: Byron Kaplan street coffee cart endorses Bernie Sanders for president. Getty I can’t take ageism anymore. And there are a lot of me. I am 62-year old boomer, one of  72 million boomers.  As a rule we do not tolerate racial and sexist bigots and are
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. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP Greece’s stock market is leading a rebound in European stocks so far in 2019. The Global Shares X FTSE shares have gained 14.83%, the iShares MSCI Netherlands 12.5%, the iShares MSCI Ireland 10.70%, and the iShares MSCI UK 12.3%. Europe’s Top Performing Markets In 2019 Country
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Getty Getty For taxpayers facing underpayment penalties this tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is upping the relief it’s already provided. That’s welcome news, albeit late. In Notice 2019-25, the IRS expands penalty relief to those whose withholding and estimated tax payments total at least 80% of the tax shown on the return for the
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