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Sour Cherry Pie

8 Servings<p>Adding almond flour to the pastry dough makes for a super-tender, toasty-looking crust. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>⅓ cup almond flour<p>¼ cup granulated sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for …

Baking

Why the Stakes are Higher with Retirement Income Planning than Retirement Savings

As National Retirement Planning Week charges ahead, the difficulties that individuals face at the various stages of retirement planning is a topic ripe for discussion. One aspect of retirement planning often underrepresented in financial planning discussions is the importance of switching from a …

How a Financial Crisis Can Help Your Retirement

5 strategies to build your retirement income

When building retirement-income portfolio, advisers tend to fall into one of two camps. There’s the save-the-principal-and-live-off-the-income camp. …

One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Saving for retirement is a challenge facing most Americans. Research shows the challenge is made harder by our basic human impulses. We know we should be saving. But we don't. We consistently make bad financial decisions.<p>One thing that leads us astray is what behavioral economists call "loss …

Your Home Is Not A Retirement Piggy Bank

The investment bank J.P. Morgan recently released an interesting, very lengthy report on the state of the markets. Compelling reading, but the really arresting chart was all the way out on slide No. 65.<p>On that page, you learn the long-term performance statistics of a number of different asset …

401(k) Annual Savings Rate Increases Help Millennials

If you’re not saving to the max in your 401(k), there’s an easy way to get there: sign up for an annual increase program. “For those who are in it, it’s working,” says Jeanne Thompson, a vice president at Fidelity Investments who tracks 401(k) trends. “Even though the percentage of employees who …

4 Signs Your Financial Advisor Isn't On Your Side

Which is exactly what many people calling themselves financial advisors do. Most aren't held to what's known as a "fiduciary standard," where they're required to put their clients' interests first.<p>Instead, they only have to meet the much lower "suitability standard," which means the advisors have …

3 Ways to Kickstart Your Retirement Plan

Saving for retirement is above all a mental game. After all, that’s what people like about good old-fashioned pension plans — no muss, no fuss, things just work.<p>It’s also why we tend to prefer direct deposit and online bill pay systems. Who really likes sitting down and writing 10 or 15 checks on a …

Credit Suisse's plea is kabuki theatre. Big US banks are still getting off easy

It's not difficult to look tough on a Swiss bank. Call me when Eric Holder starts yelling about JP Morgan's corruption – or says Bank of America isn't too big to jail<p>Getting a bank on tax evasion is like getting Al Capone on tax evasion. It's a punchline that suggests with absolute certainty that …

Active managers are getting crushed. Here's why

In addition to being a rough year for the stock market, it's been another tough period for active managers.<p>Just 32 percent of those who run mutual …

Investing

BofA Said to End Market-Making Unit Amid Trading Scrutiny

Bank of America Corp. is dismantling an electronic market-making unit created last year to serve the lender’s Merrill Lynch wealth-management …