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Calculate Your "Safe Withdrawal Rate" to See How Far You Are From Retirement

Everyone wants to retire comfortably, but it’s not easy to tell how far away from it you realistically are. A monthly check of your “safe withdrawal …

Baby Boomers' Retirement Woes Summed Up in 5 Statistics

No one ever said the road to retirement is an easy path traveled, but it's looking to be a particularly bumpy and pothole-filled road for baby boomers.<p>The baby boomer generation began retiring earlier this decade, and the expectation is that roughly 10,000 boomers will exit the workforce each day …

MONEY TALK: Retirement calculators are a wake-up call for undersavers

<b>Dear Liz:</b> Are retirement calculators a hoax? It seems that the published estimates for the amount of savings required are insanely high. If most U.S. citizens haven't saved much and have a decent standard of living in retirement, where is the misperception? Let's say an individual is resolved to …

Utah men held for holding woman and daughters in basement

<b>A father and son accused of kidnapping a woman and her four daughters in the US state of Utah have been taken into custody, police said.</b><p>Dereck Harrison, 22, was captured in the state of Wyoming hours after his father Flint, 55, gave himself up.<p>They are said to have tied the woman and her teenage …

Salt Lake City

Hillary's Medicare 'Buy-In' Could Replace Vanishing Retiree Coverage

The new proposal by Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton to allow Americans to “buy in” to Medicare coverage before they reach age 65 would produce another option for retirees who’ve seen their health benefits diminished by employers in recent years.<p>Clinton’s Medicare buy-in may also …

Europe's largest floating solar farm to open

<b>The biggest floating solar farm in Europe is being constructed on a reservoir.</b><p>More than 23,000 solar photovoltaic panels are being laid on the surface of the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.<p>The farm, which will be the size of eight football pitches, is expected to …

Renewable Energy

Oregon becomes first state to pass law to completely eliminate coal-fired power

• Coal currently provides a third of the state’s electricity supply<br>• State also aims to double amount of renewable energy produced by 2050<p>Oregon has become the first US state to pass laws to rid itself of coal, committing to eliminate the use of coal-fired power by 2035 and to double the amount of …

Energy

Swedish doctor in kidnapping case jailed for 10 years

Martin Peter Trenneborg admits holding woman in soundproof bunker but denies and is acquitted of rape<p>A Swedish doctor has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a specially constructed soundproof bunker.<p>Related: Swedish trial opens of 'sex slave' doctor

92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds

If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study, 92% of college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels.<p>The finding comes from American …

College & University

Is Today's Student Loan Crisis Tomorrow's Retirement Crisis?

A majority of grads could be headed for trouble, this new study finds.<p>For all the jokes about baby boomers having to eat dog food in retirement, it’s …