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Why 2017 Is The Year To Give To Charity (If You Want A Tax Break)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:00 -0500

Check out these three ways to get a bigger tax break and amplify your charitable donations, in light of the tax cuts bill.


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Ask Larry: Can I File On My Ex's Earnings Record?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:17:00 -0500

Today’s column examines the availability of divorced spousal benefits, the earnings test, getting enough insured quarters to be eligible for a retirement benefit, foreign pensions and the WEP and sequencing available benefits.


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The Jobs Report Misled You, Job & Wage Growth Are Actually Decelerating

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:07:00 -0500

Looking ahead, 2018 should be another year for growth. So I look around and ask, what could endanger that? I think the biggest risk is central bank policy error.


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Alternatives Rising: California's Three Bell Capital

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:58:00 -0500

Three Bell Capital ranked #1 on the Top 100 Emerging Wealth Management Firms by RIA Channel.


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Goldman's Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

For Goldman Sachs, environmental sustainability is driving new business opportunities. On Monday evening, the firm's over $1 trillion asset management business launched an ETF that will track an index of companies possessing " just business behavior" as determined by Paul Tudor Jones' Just Capital.


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Generous 401(k) Matches Helped Scott Scherr Build The Ultimate Software Stock

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

From generous 401k matches to fully covered healthcare and unlimited paid time off, Ultimate Software CEO Scott Scherr has created one of Wall Street's best performing stocks by putting workers first.


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Why You Should Use This Holiday Season To Plan Your Financial Future

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:42:00 -0500

The holiday season is the perfect time to plan for your financial future. Jack Teboda explains why having the retirement conversation now can save you a serious headache later.


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Report My Income In My Wife's Name?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:51:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses the advisability of reporting personal income in another person's name, filing at 62, potential benefits after remarriage, the effect of public pensions on Social Security benefits and how married couples might sequence benefits.


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A Roth IRA At Age 15, Thanks To The Parent Match

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

How to give your kids a head start on retirement saving.


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Lawyer For Madoff Victims Says DOJ Skipped Him During $4B Payback Process

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:36:00 -0500

A New York law firm has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming it has illegally changed the terms and conditions of its $4 billion fund designed to compensate victims of Ponzi scheme perpetrator Bernie Madoff.


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Are You Planning For A Florida Retirement Or A New York Retirement?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:13:00 -0500

Borrowing from baby boomer balladeer Billy Joel, is a good retirement a New York State of Mind? New York City offers many elements that support a quality retirement - activities, access, mobility and more. But, with planning we need not move to New York island to ensure a quality retirement.


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Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion Of Our Money Without Telling Us?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:01:00 -0500

In recent decades, the Office of Inspector General has reported some $21 trillion (you read that right) in unsubstantiated payments by the Departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development. It's time for Congress to investigate these outlays and their funding source.



How Small-Business Owners Can Keep Good People: Offer Better Retirement Plans

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:11:00 -0500

To keep employees happy, many small business owners use SIMPLE IRAs as retirement plans. But many would be a lot better off shifting to 401(k)s. Here's why.


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It's Actually Okay To Completely Ignore Bitcoin's 1,400% Rally

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:47:00 -0500

If you haven't noticed, Bitcoin is up over 1,400% this year. Here's how to avoid feelings of FOMO that could actually destroy your financial plans.


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Ask Larry: ​​Can I Still Restrict My Application?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:38:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses restricted applications, whether it's possible to file for an early retirement benefit while delaying a spousal benefit, the availability and calculation of spousal benefits and the amount and availability of widow(er)'s benefits.


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Where People Are Working Beyond 65 [Infographic]

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:01:00 -0500

In more and more countries, it seems like older people are putting their retirement plans on hold. A recent OECD report has highlighted a glaring disparity in employment rates among over 65s in different countries.


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The Unsettling Truth About Women And Retirement

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:21:00 -0500

Why are women are more likely to face major financial burdens in retirement? Here are a handful of factors at play.


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11 Questions With Oakmark's Bill Nygren And Win Murray

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:44:00 -0500

GuruFocus discusses investing with two index-beating value investors



When It Comes To Your Retirement, Beware Of The Absolute

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

With all the options available for putting your money to work to create a secure and comfortable retirement, it is difficult to know which one is best for you and which adviser to trust for objective advice.


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Holidays And Aging Parents: Look For These 5 Red Flags

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:55:00 -0500

When you haven't visited an aging loved one for awhile it can be a shock to see the effect of aging. Look for these 5 red flags that tell you your aging parent needs help managing at home.


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Health Care Measures Everything Except What Really Matters To Seniors

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:43:00 -0500

Hospitals spend time and money meeting government-mandated quality and safety measures, but do they really improve health outcomes for seniors?


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Bitcoin Could Fall 'Big Time' But Not Just Yet, Says Crypto Trader

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:33:00 -0500

With the price of Bitcoin rising to ever new record highs and flirting with $13,000, one FX and cryptocurrency trader believes that while the digital currency’s value is unlikely to be slowing near term, it will not be able to hold its position as the leader and could even become obsolete.


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Supporting Adult Children Could Cost You $227K In Retirement

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:15:00 -0500

If you’re not careful, lending your adult children a financial hand can have significant consequences later on, a new survey has found.


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Ask Larry: Will Retirement Benefits At 62 Reduce My Wife's Widow's Benefit?

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:53:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses the effect of filing for an early retiement benefit on a later widoe(er)'s benefit, the calculation of spousal benefits, the earnings test in the FRA year and filing after divorce.


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Relieving Pension Tension?

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:43:00 -0500

Some observers have recently suggested that multiemployer or industry pension plans in the U.S. have bounced back fully since the 2008 recession, and it’s time to break out the champagne. Not so fast!


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House Republicans May End Student Loan Forgiveness

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:02:00 -0500

This new GOP bill may end public service loan forgiveness.


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What The New Fed Leader Could Mean For The Economy

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:23:00 -0500

President Trump selected a non-economist to run the Fed. What might that mean for the average consumers’ pocketbook?


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Quieting The Noise Around Retirement

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 11:26:00 -0500

What an Andrea Bocelli concert can teach you about retirement


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Forget 'Location, Location, Location' When Making Retirement Housing Decisions

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:02:00 -0500

Housing wealth remains U.S. retirees' largest untapped and mostly forgotten retirement income source. The reason? Because American's don't think of the home as a strategic financial tool but rather as a sentimental object that needs to be protected.


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Reinvention By Pursuing a Passion: 2 Success Stories

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 13:41:00 -0500

Pursuing your passion can be one way to reinvent yourself in midlife. Here's how two people did it and advice from an expert on how you might.


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4 Ways To Create Steady Retirement Income

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Do you know how to make sure your retirement savings lasts as long as you do?


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​How Is The Earnings Test Applied?

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 07:32:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses the earnings test, getting accurate benefit estimates, benefits for wives and children other than survivor benefits, whether to file and suspend and the possibility of sequencing benefits under the new law.


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The Century Club: Three 100-Year Dividend Champs, 2 Losers

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 08:06:00 -0500

Today we’re going to rank the longest-lasting dividends on the planet – five stocks that have written checks to shareholders for at least a century. Dividends don’t get more secure than that...


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Will GOP Cut Social Security And Medicare Before Or After The 2018 Election?

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Trump and Republicans in Congress are going to try and make big cuts in Social Security and Medicare. The only real question is whether they try to do it before or after the 2018 election.


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3 Looming Dividend Cuts That Will Shock Investors

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 08:12:00 -0500

Below are 3 of the most dangerous dividends in the CEF space today. Watch out!


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Hacking Health Care: Silicon Valley's Solutions To Elderly Care, Diabetes And More

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500

These startups aim to help your parents stay in their homes as they age, make medical bills readable, and reverse diabetes without using medication.


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Ask Larry: ​​What's The Maximum Benefit Amount?

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 09:41:00 -0500

Today’s column takes up maximum payable benefit amounts, taking spousal benefits after FRA, retroactive benefits, requirements for eligibility for a divorced spousal benefit and how filing for retirement benefits might affect eligibility for a spousal benefit.


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To Fee Or Not To Fee, That Is The Question

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

The choice between a fee-only adviser and a commissioned adviser should be determined by the amount of funds you have accumulated and the types of products used in your plan.


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How GOP Tax Bill Will Blow Up Medicare

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The GOP tax plan will blow a hole in Medicare. Here's what you need to know.


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Study: More Workers Say Financial Stress Affecting Their Health And Jobs

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:15:00 -0500

Despite economic growth and stock market gains, for many workers such broad measures of financial gains aren’t translating to their wallets and sense of financial security. More U.S. employees cited financial anxiety as affecting their health and well-being.


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How Women Entrepreneurs And Their Employees Can Save For Retirement

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:02:00 -0500

Women entrepreneurs who want to set up a retirement plan for themselves or their employees can choose from these options. Some states may help, too.


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Why Driverless Cars Alone Will Not Solve Transportation In Older Age

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:16:00 -0500

Older adults and families may find driverless car technology alone to be only a partial solution for transportation in older age and not the panacea presented by researchers and developers of autonomous systems. Ironically, the vision of driverless vehicles for older adults may require humans.


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Why General Electric Excels As A Defined Benefit Plan Sponsor

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Lessons I have learned in working with General Electric's Pension Trust


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National Campaign Tells Patients That This Medication Can Prevent America's Leading Cause Of Death

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:58:00 -0500

A new survey is the catalyst behind a national education campaign aimed at increasing public understanding of high cholesterol as a key risk factor for heart disease and to providing strategies that empower people to stay on their doctor-prescribed statin medications.


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Four Ways To Prepare Your Mind For The End Of The Bull Market

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500

While your emotions are cool and you know you’re in your best mind, plan ahead —psychologically — for any future bumpy markets.


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Bitcoin Might Be A 'Bubble' But Digital Currencies Are Not

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:01:00 -0500

The development and success of digital currencies are not tied to Bitcoin but rather are part of a broader technological movement. Digital currencies will continue to be a driving force in an increasingly digitalized world.


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Did Bank Of England Give £20B 'Bung' To Santander Over B&B's Nationalization?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:49:00 -0500

A group campaigning for compensation to almost a shareholders in Bradford and Bingley, the UK bank nationalized in 2008, has alleged that the UK government was guilty of "gross misfeasance" and possibly unlawful financial assistance to a non-UK bank, as it uncovers a Bank of England transcript.


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How To Stop Your Grown Kids From Ruining Your Retirement

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:35:00 -0500

Shutting down the Bank of Mom and Dad isn't easy, but it's important for parents to let their grown kids become financially independent. Here's how.


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The Risks Of Social Isolation For Older Adults

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:26:00 -0500

Socially isolated seniors can require more costly medical care and even die sooner than those with good personal connections.


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The Five Most Taboo Topics In Retirement: #5 Mental Health

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:03:00 -0500

Don't let addiction or depression take over your retirement


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Ask Larry: Can I Work And Still Get Benefits?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:39:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses the effect of working while receiving benefits, filing at 66 or 70, when to file for spousal benefits, the calculation of widow(er)'s benefits and what benefits are available for widows and widowers.


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The Five Most Taboo Topics In Retirement: #4 Divorce

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:23:00 -0500

I'm thinking about getting a divorce in retirement.


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How To Invest $1,000 Right Now

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:12:00 -0500

Here's how to invest $1,000 right now.


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The Year-End Mistakes Financial Planners See You Making

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:59:00 -0500

It’s that time of year when you start to wrap up your 2017 finances and think about your 2018 plan. But you may be missing out on some financial moves that could put you in a better position for the future.


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The Five Most Taboo Topics In Retirement: #3 Religion

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:34:00 -0500

Where does God, church and religion fit into retirement?


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Considering Divorcing? This Is Your Single Most Important Decision

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:44:00 -0500

The team that supports you during your divorce is extremely important in determining the outcome – financially, and your ability to move forward emotionally.


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The Five Most Taboo Topics In Retirement: #2 Sex

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:56:00 -0500

Do people have sex in retirement or in nursing homes?


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New NeuroscienceStudy Reveals What Worry About Money Does To Your Brain

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:45:00 -0500

What happens to the brain under pressure to make a financial decision? New research offers a rare glimpse at the brain and finds that anxiety impairs our ability to make sound decisions.


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The Five Most Taboo Topics In Retirement: #1 Money

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:45:00 -0500

How to talk about the stuff you're afraid to talk about or have been avoiding


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4 Dividend Growers That Are Perfect For Retirement

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:51:00 -0500

Today I’m going to reveal my personal strategy for outperforming the market over the long haul...


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How To Retire In 10 Years Or Less

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:25:00 -0500

Early retirement is absolutely possible. All you need is some education, some street smarts, and dedication to your goals to make it work.


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Refuse To Pay FICA Taxes?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:22:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses whether you can refuse to pay SSA taxes on your income, the availability of widow(er)'s benefits, whether to file early, restricted applications and when delayed retirement credits are applied.


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How This 24-Year-Old Repaid $61,000 Of Student Loans In 1.5 Years

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:32:00 -0500

This 24-year-old repaid $61,000 of student loans in 1.5 years. Here's how.


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How To Prep For An Encore Career

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:10:00 -0500

If you want to work for pay, and for the greater good, in retirement, take these steps now.


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How Food Fads Play On Wall Street

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:39:00 -0500

Gourmet foods can tempt you into unsavory investments.


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How Should You Invest In A Low Return Environment?

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Are you worried that returns in the U.S. stock and bond markets may not be as high in the future? If so, you may want to consider alternative methods of investing.


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Shoppers Turn Up In Droves For Black Friday: No Such Thing As 'Retail Apocalypse'

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:18:00 -0500

In the midst of more Americans shifting to make purchases online, and many doing so on their smartphones, brick-and-mortar stores still have appeal, especially in small towns like mine.


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Dan Ariely On Making Better Financial Choices This Black Friday, And Every Day

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:30:00 -0500

Dan Ariely weighs in on why many of us lack the tools to adequately investigate and evaluate our decision-making. Most worrisome: It is almost impossible to correct an error you don’t know even you’re making.


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An Easy Way To Reduce Health Costs ... And Patient Stress

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:56:00 -0500

We can reduce health care costs--and patient stress--by reducing needless but relatively low-cost medical tests and procedures. A new study shows how.


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How To Spot A Charitable Scam Before You Donate

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:52:00 -0500

Before you donate to charity, take these five steps so your money goes to a worthy cause.


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Ask Larry: How Much More Will I Get By Working Longer?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:59:00 -0500

Today’s column examines the effect of continued income, when to apply, the effect of retroactive widow(er)'s benefits on a retirement benefit, applying for divorced spousal benefits and adjustments due to changes in a foreign pension.


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Three Periods When Medicare Recipients Can Make Changes To Their Coverage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0500

There are many opportunities in which you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. It really just depends on what type of coverage you have.


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Medicare, Medicaid And Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:04:00 -0500

Here is what Medicare and Medicaid do and don't cover for long-term care costs. You may be surprised and may want to plot a long-term care strategy.


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These 17 Stocks Are Boosting The Market, Why Investors Should Beware

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:49:00 -0500

1999 is a memorable year for anyone who was involved in financial markets at the time, as what followed was the first and only instance in modern US stock market history in which the broad market fell for 3 consecutive years.


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New York AG Schneiderman Subpoenas TIAA, Rhode Island AG Kilmartin Hits Snooze Button Once Again

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:43:00 -0500

New York AG Schneiderman Subpoenas TIAA, Rhode Island AG Kilmartin Hits Snooze Button Once Again.



A Solution For The Top Concern In Retirement Planning: Running Out Of Money

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0500

When it comes to retirement income generation, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.


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George Soros' Top 5 Buys Of 3rd Quarter

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:43:00 -0500

The second most successful investment manager reports portfolio


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Medicare Part B Premiums Rise For Most In 2018, Stealth Hit To High Earners

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:51:00 -0500

Who counts as rich for facing the highest Medicare Part B premium surcharges changes for 2018.


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How Tax Reform Will Actually Help 401(k) Savers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:49:00 -0500

The tax reform legislation in Congress could make 401(k) hardship withdrawals and loans less restrictive. Here's how the rules would change.


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How Much Money Is Really Enough?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Whether we are examining our financial resources or the allocation of our time, it can be challenging to determine how much is enough. The real question behind each one of these questions is quite simple: How am I really doing when it comes to managing money?


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Still Switch To Retirement Benefits?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:59:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses switching from spousal to retirement benefits, eligibility for spousal benefits, when a spouse should start collecting, sequencing benefits for a married couple and when spousal benefits become available.


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Three Smart Ways To Tap Retirement Money Early

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Sometimes, it’s okay to raid your 401(k) or IRA before you’re ready to retire.


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Specialty Retailers Bring Retail REITs Early Holiday Cheer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0500

The story around retail isn’t all gloom and doom, especially after a handful of impressive quarterly earnings reports last week.


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Pod Particulars: How To Make Shared Living Work In Retirement

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:13:00 -0500

What is Pod living in retirement? Imagine a space or a place that you can share life and expenses with friends. I'm not talking about a 55+ community in Florida; you get to design your life in retirement.


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Inside The GE Dividend Disaster (And Another 'Sacred Cow' To Sell Now)

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:22:00 -0500

GE isn’t the only household name I’m worried about. There is another popular dividend stock showing some very similar signs.


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7 Ways To Eliminate Stereotypes About Aging

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0500

A 2017 Influencer in Aging offers his prescription for ways we can eliminate our stereotypes about aging and growing older in America.


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Don't Make The Estate Planning Mistake This Financial Planner Almost Did

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:12:00 -0500

One of the worst estate planning mistakes is the easiest to fix.


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American Masters Shares 'Memories' Of Bob Hope With Latest Film About Iconic Entertainer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:55:00 -0500

With Billy Crystal reading Bob Hope's writings and interviews with Conan O’Brien, Kermit the Frog, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields and Dick Cavett, American Masters features the only performer to achieve success in every form of mass entertainment from vaudeville to movies to personal appearances.


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Hiring Older Workers Is Suddenly In Season

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:56:00 -0500

Older workers are suddenly in demand due to the holiday season and the low national unemployment rate. Some jobs may become year-round part-time work.


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The Retail Apocalypse And Mall Die-Off Goes From 'Big Short' To Contrarian Buy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:20:00 -0500

Many took the retail and mall stock slump in a steadily growing economy as a sign of their impeding doom. The smart money is beginning to put billions behind a different trade: It's early innings in a much needed retail evolution and stock bargains abound.


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Ask Larry: ​​What Earnings Years Are Used To Calculate My Benefit?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:20:00 -0500

Today’s column takes up how benefit amounts are determined, Medicare payments, calculating disabled widow's benefits, increasing benefit amounts and working while getting widow(er)'s benefits.


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The Reasons More Older Americans Are Filing For Bankruptcy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:55:00 -0500

What's behind the uptick in bankruptcy filings among people 65+ and why some who have filed for bankruptcy are glad that they did.


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