Retirement

Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether the earnings test would reduce retirement benefits, retirement benefits before survivor benefits, benefits based on a common law marriage and whether an divorced spouse could be eligible for survivor benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president
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TOPLINE The stock market moved higher on Friday, reversing early losses, after positive coronavirus vaccine news helped offset growing investor concerns about a record number of new U.S. cases. Stocks ticked higher after Gilead’s coronavirus treatment showed positive data. Marcel Kusch/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.4%,
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TOPLINE Despite growing concerns about a record number of new U.S. coronavirus cases, the stock market has largely held steady thanks to surging shares of big tech companies—though  that’s resulting in a very imbalanced market, experts warn. The FAANG stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet. Forbes KEY FACTS Even as the United
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Dogs can inspire you to make good retirement planning decisions! iStockphoto: ChristinLola Most older working Americans face serious retirement planning challenges: To generate enough money to afford retirement, they’ll either need to work beyond age 65, reduce their standard of living, or do some combination of the two. These are tough challenges, and most people
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TOPLINE The stock market opened slightly higher on Friday, reversing earlier losses, after positive coronavirus vaccine news helped offset growing investor concerns about a record number of new U.S. cases. Stocks ticked higher after Gilead’s coronavirus treatment showed positive data. Marcel Kusch/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor Getty This is the time of year when personal finance writers like to tell readers to give themselves a midyear money checkup. That’s a good idea for 2020 and my co-hosts on the Friends Talk Money podcast and I have a few suggestions in our latest episode. But frankly,
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TOPLINE Stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday as rallying tech shares helped offset investor concerns about the surge in coronavirus cases across the country derailing an economic recovery. Stocks moved slightly higher after a sell-off on Tuesday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.3%, nearly 100 points, at Wednesday’s
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Trump’s Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission are scheming to make 401ks “greater” … [+] than ever, i.e., greater fees, greater risks and greater conflicts. That’s great for the wolves of Wall Street, not-so-great for America’s workers and no way to Make America Great Again. Getty Trump’s Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission
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By Nancy Collamer, Next Avenue Contributor Getty How do you stay hopeful about your career during times like these? It’s a tall order. Unemployment is near record highs. Hiring is sluggish. And the triple whammy of continued economic volatility, civil unrest and Covid-19 has us all on edge. It’s no wonder that 72% of Americans
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