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This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.<p>CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store …

Retirement

Who's Ready for a 21% Cut to Their Social Security Benefits?

Social Security has begun paying out more in benefits than it's generating in revenue.<p>Every month, more than 62 million people receive a Social …

What's the Difference Between a Pension and a 401(k)?

These two retirement plans can support you in the future, but they're vastly different, as one asks much more of you.<p>In many experts' eyes, America …

This Retirement Savings Strategy Is Your Best Ticket to Riches

Find out why now's a better time than ever to get started.<p>The key to saving for retirement is to start as soon as you can. Many would-be investors …

How Warren Buffett Thinks We Should Fix Social Security

The Oracle of Omaha thinks we should save Social Security -- here's how he thinks it can be done.<p>Social Security has nearly $3 trillion in reserves …

Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint

There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old …

9 Things Retirees Should Never Keep in Their Wallets

You and your hard-earned savings have finally made it to retirement. Why risk losing anything if your wallet goes missing or is stolen?<p>Because with …

Want to Do Better Than Bonds? Consider Annuities

Bond yields are low. How can investors get a better return without taking on more risk?<p>Both plain fixed-rate annuities and more complex fixed indexed …

Health care could cost couples $280,000 in retirement

Saving for retirement can feel like trying to hit a moving target.<p>The amount you'll need depends on so many unknowns. But an estimate on health care costs — which could be your biggest expense — can help you plan.<p>Couples retiring this year will need $280,000 to cover health care and medical …

Retirement

The Five ETFs You Definitely Want In Your IRA

<b>Synopsis</b><p>If you’re saving for retirement, you for sure will want to consider making an investment in ETF’s. While mutual funds have long been the …

5 ways seniors got by before Social Security

Social Security didn't always exist. Here's how seniors managed without it.<p>Social Security serves as a critical source of income for millions of retired seniors today. But the program didn't exist before 1935, which means that back in the day, Americans had to get more proactive about securing an …

Body camera shows officer threatened to shoot Alton Sterling within seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took Baton Rouge police Officer Blane Salamoni less than 90 seconds to shoot Alton Sterling, but police took nearly two years to fire the officer and release footage from his body camera.<p>Salamoni's firing Friday was the latest chapter in a tumultuous week for Sterling's family. State …

Justice

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

California Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard

Police in Sacramento, Calif., shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own backyard Sunday night after mistaking his cellphone for a weapon.<p>In …

Law Enforcement

This Is the Simplest, Most Successful Way to Save Enough Money for Retirement

Use your money to make more money.<p>Your nest egg is made up of two component parts: the contributions you diligently make to your retirement accounts …

Retirement

Mueller Just Stepped Over Trump's Red Line

The president once warned the prosecutor to stay out of his family business. The reply: subpoenas.<p>Last July, President Donald Trump warned the special counsel Robert Mueller that it would be a "violation" for him and his group of Justice Department investigators to examine the Trump family's …

Donald Trump

The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

At Kiplinger, we've been writing about mutual funds since the 1950s, and have been putting together a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds since …

Accused South Florida school shooter confessed to rampage that killed 17 people, police say

<i>Follow Friday’s updates here:</i> Grieving families mourn Florida school shooting victims while police search for answers<p>PARKLAND, Fla. — The 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at his former high school told police after his arrest that he carried out the mass shooting, authorities said Thursday, …

Florida

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents<p>California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

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Why the 4% Withdrawal Rule Is Wrong

If you think it’s because retirees should withdraw less than 4% to make their nest eggs last, that's not quite it. In fact, maybe they could withdraw …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

3 Horrifying Retiree Money Mistakes

Make one or more of these common retiree money mistakes, and you could be doomed to a life of poverty.<p>Most people dream of a retirement spent …

How Much Money Should You Be Saving to Retire? Your Savings Account Will Tell You

If you save $10,000 annually you can become a millionaire in 30 years, no matter your age.<p>Conventional wisdom tells us that the sooner you start saving for retirement, the sooner you can retire. Unfortunately, that's sometimes easier said than done. After all, life has a habit having constantly …

Retirement

Texas Church Shooter May Have Been Motivated To Kill By 'Domestic Situation'

<b>Updated at 10:55 p.m. ET</b><p>A "domestic situation" might lie behind the massacre that unfolded at a small South Texas church during Sunday services, authorities say. At a news conference Monday, law enforcement officials explained that the gunman — identified by police as 26-year-old Devin Patrick …

Chemists confirm that whiskey really does taste better with a splash of water

The logic behind your bartender's advice.<p>Your bartender was right, according to a study released today in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. When it comes to whiskey, a touch of dilution improves the solution. Diluting your whiskey with water makes it more flavorful, especially if it’s Scotch.<p>The …

The 8 Best Bourbons Under $30

Elijah Craig 12<p>Some devotees will claim you simply can’t go wrong with Elijah Craig, and frankly, we too consider ourselves included in this lot. …