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"Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite" by Richard Wright, The New Masses, Tuesday, October 8th, 1935

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Vanguard - Ready to retire? Don't rush your Social Security start date

For most Americans, Social Security is a big part of their retirement income<p>An estimated 91% of Americans aged 65 or older receive Social Security …

Retirement

ICYMI: The White House just released new rules protecting retirement savers. Here's why they're needed.

<i>On Wednesday, the Department of Labor released the final version of its fiduciary rule requiring brokers to put their retirement saving clients first -- placing the customers' interest ahead of their own.</i><p><i>Though this may seem self-evident, the rule has been ferociously fought by the financial</i> …

Why The Pull-Up Is The One Exercise You Need In Your Life

But don't forget leg day.<p>Like driving at night or chopping wood with an axe, there is something about the pull-up that possesses an innate appeal to men.<p>But while it's easy to dismiss them as the preserve of gym nuts, fitness experts, including <i>Esquire UK's</i> resident guru Harry Jameson, view them as …

Workouts

11 ways to cut your taxes in retirement

Retirement is supposed to be about doing what you’ve always wanted to do after decades in the workforce. So, how do you feel about tax …

Retirement

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Exercise

Why Taxes, Not Fees are Retirement Savers' Biggest Enemy

The Obama Administration claims its new rule will transform the way the financial industry gives you advice. The IRA Leadership Program’s Ed Slott explained the impact of the new rules and offered tips for planning for retirement Thursday on the FOX Business Network’s Mornings With Maria.<p>“It’s just …

States to Help Workers Save for Retirement

Automatic IRAs for people without workplace plans gain traction in Democratic legislatures<p>Rose Hackenbruck knows she should be saving for retirement. But with a mortgage and a daughter to raise on about $43,000 a year, the 39-year-old bartender in Portland, Ore., doesn’t have much left at the end …

Retirement

Why It's Risky to Plan to Work in Retirement

It's a worthy aspiration, but not a reliable financial plan<p>Planning to work longer to bolster your retirement finances?<p>It can make a big difference, …

Retirement

Mortgage debt — the new retirement time bomb

How long has it been since you’ve seen one of those mortgage-burning pictures? It was once a big deal, especially with the Greatest Generation.<p>There was no joy like that last mortgage payment, and our parents prided themselves on burning that paper, hopefully before they retired.<p>These days, baby …

Personal Finance

White House Conference On Aging—Consumer Reports

Income equality was among the many complex issues forming the backdrop of this once a decade meeting, and the question seemed to sum up the …

Retirement

5 Excellent Retirement Calculators (And All Are Free)

Confession time. I’m a pushover for online calculators. Actually, any type of gadget gets my attention (hold on while I check email on my Apple Watch). But there’s just something sublime about an online financial calculator that enables us to see our finances or investments in a unique and …

Retirement

A Lack of Communication Prevents Couples From Saving Enough for Retirement

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Knowing how much your significant other earns can make a big difference in how much money gets saved for retirement as a …

Retirement

Single Female Baby Boomers Not Interested in Retirement

Many single female Baby Boomers have no plans of leaving the workforce anytime soon.<p>According to a new survey, 50% of single female boomers today are still working, and for many it is simply because they enjoy it. In fact, nearly 80% of these working women are satisfied with their current job …

Retirement