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7 Mistakes Guaranteed to Ruin Your Retirement

How’s that retirement fund going?<p>If you’re like a lot of workers, you may have doubts about whether you’ll have enough money tucked away to avoid …

Build A Perfect Long-Term Portfolio

Most people, if asked, would prefer not to think about investing. Sure, a small minority of folks love talking money and stocks, but for the majority …

Janet Yellen is “Yell-ing” About High Stock Prices

Earlier this week, Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, spoke at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference at the IMF …

New Math for Retirees and the 4% Withdrawal Rule

Site Admin<p><b>Posts:</b> 46089<p><b>Joined:</b> Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:34 pm<p><b>Location:</b> Philadelphia<p><b>Contact:</b><p>bengal22 had a duplicate thread, which I've merged into here. The …

Americans struggle to sock away retirement savings

Retirement planning is complicated for Americans of all age groups. In their early lives, many workers put off saving because they think retirement is eons away … then, in their 40s and 50s, these folks panic and race to catch up.<p>According to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research …

Social Security Is a Lifeline to Retirees: Will it Save You?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Social Security is no longer just a safety net for Americans in dire need of extra money in their twilight years. The …

Using the HARP Program to Refinance an Underwater Mortgage

Just a few weeks ago, reader Sarah wrote in for advice on how to handle her underwater mortgage. Like many people who bought homes at the peak of the …

Tips on where to keep your rainy-day fund

An emergency fund helps you pay bills such as your mortgage, utilities and groceries if you lose your job or become disabled, or to pay for an …

Breaking News, Sport, Features and Video

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Long Room under reconstruction | FT Alphaville

The new Long Room is in preview mode.<p>If you are not yet a member, we’re afraid you’ll just have to wait a little longer.<p>We’re building a much …

Money

What should be the considerations when a young investor begins investing? More often than not the advice of family, friends and relatives drive …

There’s no such thing as good debt

<i>This is part of a Globe series that explores our growing dependence on credit – from the average household to massive institutions – and the looming risks for a nation addicted to cheap money. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag</i> #DebtBinge<p>A country doesn't build up as much debt as we …

Add a Boatload to Your Savings Account in One Year, Even if You are Living Paycheck to Paycheck

There are a lot of people living paycheck to paycheck, out of necessity. So how are they supposed to pull themselves up and out of debt, or build up …

Why Obama's myRA Program Isn't a Savings Revolution

Source: iStock<p>Back in January 2014, President Obama unveiled an ambitious new program designed to help Americans save more for retirement. Dubbed a …

Retirement

Actually, here's what everybody in San Francisco is REALLY talking about

This morning, Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and ubiquitous financial-media personality (Twitter handle @ReformedBroker), wrote up his impressions of San Francisco. They're very good, he's mostly right, and you should read them.<p>But when he says everybody's talking about their startup …

San Francisco

What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan that doesn't require any payments until after you die, as long as you continue living in your home. If you move out or decide to sell your house while still alive, the reverse mortgage comes due immediately. You can receive the loan proceeds in one lump sum …