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Money Moves for Gen Y (Pt. 1)

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Some young adults seem stuck: Baby boomers took the best of what’s available and those nearing middle age always stand in line just ahead of millennials. If you’re a millennial, born between 1980 and 2000, you just need to change habits and work harder on your finances.

Why to Avoid 401(k) Loans

Submitted by Roger Wohlner on Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Many 401(k) plans allow you to take a loan against what you saved. Such money, though, comes with catches. Overall, tapping your tax-advantaged retirement savings is a bad idea because it saps your retirement kitty.

Women’s Higher Money Risk

Submitted by Wayne Fourman on Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Women are more vulnerable to financial insecurity because they typically live longer and earn less. Making the right financial decisions is therefore crucial for all women, from Social Security to the rest of their retirement planning.

How to Sell Your Business

Submitted by Josh Patrick on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

After dedicating a good 20 years to building your own business, the question just might be: “What now?” When selling the enterprise you nurtured, getting your managers to buy is usually your best bet.

Realistic Retirement Goals

Submitted by Wes Moss on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm

We all often hear about how dire the retirement outlook for Americans is. While the overall situation is scary, I like to focus on the benchmarks that everyone can target without feeling like they’re losing before even starting.

Affording Retirement Travel

Submitted by Harold Wong on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

If you’re like most people who think about retirement, you probably imagine traveling in your golden years. Before you browse Acapulco websites and whip out the credit card to buy your ticket, make sure your finances can handle your trip.

Unearthing Retirement Money

Submitted by Adam D. Koos on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Now more than ever you must explore every detail of potential income for your golden years. Sometimes that takes a little legwork, the right questions and a willingness to admit that you don’t know the answers.