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Retirement

Review Your Pension Plan

Review Your Pension Plan

Just a year ago the city of Detroit officially filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by debt, which is estimated to be between $18-20 billion. The practical result of this bankruptcy filing for city workers and retirees is that their pensions could be reduced, [...]

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Retirement

The Retirement Disconnect: Confidence Doesn’t Mirror Practices

The Retirement Disconnect: Confidence Doesn’t Mirror Practices

  There’s good news and bad news when it comes to retirement savings in America, according to the results of the 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey, which were recently released by the Employee Benefits Research Institute and Greenwald Associates. The good news: The confidence of Americans in their ability to retire [...]

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Retirement

Take Your Retirement for a Test Drive

Take Your Retirement for a Test Drive

Before buying a new car, you probably take it out for a test drive to see how it feels and make sure that everything is working properly. Have you ever thought of taking a similar “test drive” when it comes to your retirement? Many people suddenly go from working full-time [...]

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Finances

Should You Consider a Mid-Life Career Change?

Should You Consider a Mid-Life Career Change?

  Many people in the latter stages of middle-age, or those nearing or in their pre-retirement years, are facing a dilemma: Due to a variety of circumstances, ranging from hits taken in their retirement accounts in the aftermath of the financial crisis to long-term unemployment, they are not going to [...]

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Retirement

Should You Pay Off Your Debt or Save for Your Retirement?

Should You Pay Off Your Debt or Save for Your Retirement?

You can use a range of methods to pay off debt, many of which can cut not only the amount of time it will require to pay off the debt, but also the total interest paid. Like many people, you may be torn between paying off debt and the need [...]

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Retirement

6 Common Questions About 401(k) Plans

6 Common Questions About 401(k) Plans

  401(k)s have become one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles in America. But many people, including those who have been participating in a 401(k) plan for many years, aren’t clear about all the details when it comes to how their 401(k) plan works. So here is a brief 401(k) [...]

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