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2 Social Security Boons End

Submitted by Rick Kahler on Monday, November 9, 2015 - 9:00am

Congress is about to curtail two little-known, but very useful, benefits of Social Security. These are the ability of a spouse to collect extra benefits. And also, it restricts your ability to get back benefits you initially elected not to receive, but later decided to claim after all.

Retirement Budget Dilemma

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:00am

People budgeting for retirement are in for a shock. What they will need is often more than they think. Higher-than-expected inflation and psychological barriers to cutting spending are the main culprits.

Barriers to Retirement Savings

Submitted by Ray Ferrara on Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Saving for retirement, an admirable aim, has lots of obstacles. The overall economy is to blame for some, government rules for others and employer tightfistedness for still others. Retiring at 65, which is the traditional goal, is for many a pipedream.

Manage Spending at Any Age

Submitted by Larry Frank Sr. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

You save and save and save for retirement, trying to tune out those escalating estimates of what you need to never run out of money. Conventional wisdom blathers that in retirement you spend only 75% of your current expenses, anyway. Think again, and here’s why.

Boosting Retirement Dollars

Submitted by Eve Kaplan on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:00am

The turmoil in the stock market recently unnerved many investors. But there’s still many ways to enhance your 401(k) plan or other retirement account, even if the market is heading south. Here are 10 suggestions: