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How big your retirement fund should be at every age

How big your retirement fund should be at every age | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Many people are overwhelmed by the responsibility of having to amass enough cash for retirement. 
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Live & Learn: $85K debt and on verge of retirement

When Susan and Richard Ramirez married in middle age, they shared a dream of someday owning a home. It cost them.
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Good story to watch and learn.

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Is active or passive investing right for you?

Is active or passive investing right for you? | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Despite massive inflows into passive investments, managed mutual funds may have a place in the average investor's portfolio.
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3 Ways to Help Optimize Your 401(k) Account | Investing Sense

Learn how to optimize your current 401(k) account: http://goo.gl/z2fFUF Just because you contribute to a 401(k) account does not necessarily mean you're set for ...
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This is a very clever video that makes sense, too.

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Don't let student loan debt ruin your retirement

Student loan debt is a big—and growing—problem for many older Americans near or in retirement.
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How to Achieve Optimal Asset Allocation

How to Achieve Optimal Asset Allocation | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
In order to build a solid, profitable and diverse portfolio, you will need to learn how to achieve optimal asset allocation.
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Should I Put Money into My Employer's 401(k) or Invest on My Own?

Should I Put Money into My Employer's 401(k) or Invest on My Own? | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I want to put a little something away for the future, but I've heard a lot of people say that maybe my company's 401(k) isn't the place to keep my money. Should I invest on my own, or stick with what my employer offers?

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401(k) participation surges among millennials

401(k) participation surges among millennials | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
A new study finds nearly two-thirds more millennials started participating in a retirement plan in 2014 than in 2013. Here's why.
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Half will need to repay PPACA subsidies | BenefitsPro

Half will need to repay PPACA subsidies | BenefitsPro | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Half of all households that received PPACA subsidies last year will likely owe money to the federal government, Kaiser Family Foundation says.
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If you estimated your income too high when signing up for Obamacare, you will need to pay back some of your subsidy.  There are ways to reduce that pay back.  Call us.

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How to save $1 million in your 401(k)

How to save $1 million in your 401(k) | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Got $1 million in your 401(k)? Some savers might be surprised how reasonable that savings goal is if they put their mind — and their money — to it.
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Reasons Not to Borrow From a 401(k)-Kiplinger

Reasons Not to Borrow From a 401(k)-Kiplinger | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
The hit to your nest egg may be greater, and last longer, than you think.
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Retirement savings fears grip Americans

Retirement savings fears grip Americans | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Americans are worried about their retirement savings, as the once-dependable foundation has crumbled. The Fiscal Times reports.
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The Shocking Retirement Savings Mistake You're Making

One popular retirement-savings strategy has a hidden pitfall that many make. Here's how to avoid it. - Dan Caplinger - Investment planning
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Set for Life: Browse the database to see who is getting a six-figure annual pension

Browse the database of those retired state and school employees who will receive a six-figure pension every year for the rest of their life.
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This web site shows why Pennsylvania's pension deficit is so large.  The benefits are too high!  If a private company could not afford to fund benefits, they would freeze the Plan.  Why should the government be different?

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Should you pay off that mortgage before retiring?

Should you pay off that mortgage before retiring? | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Diahann Lassus, president and CIO of Lassus Wherley, discusses the emotional and financial aspects of carrying a mortgage into retirement.
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Mark Cuban explains why a 401(k) is a no-brainer

Billionaire entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" co-host Mark Cuban stopped by the office to talk about a number of topics. In this video he tells us why investing in a ...
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This key retirement savings fix is falling short

This key retirement savings fix is falling short | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
A promised cure for the retirement savings crisis is failing to deliver, and the search for a fix continues.
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5 ways to improve your retirement savings

5 ways to improve your retirement savings | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Take these simple steps to make sure your nest egg lasts longer.
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Good Advice.

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How the New-Model 401(k) Can Help Boost Your Retirement Savings

How the New-Model 401(k) Can Help Boost Your Retirement Savings | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
As old-style pensions disappear, today's hands-off 401(k)s are starting to look more like them. And that's working for millennials.

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This investing mistake could cost you in retirement

This investing mistake could cost you in retirement | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
It is becoming increasingly clear that the conventional wisdom about retirement investing is flawed. Here's why, and what to do.
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How to Save for Retirement Without a 401(k) - US News

How to Save for Retirement Without a 401(k) - US News | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
If your employer doesn’t provide a 401(k) plan, there are still plenty of ways to prepare for retirement.
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Should You Save More For Retirement Or Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

One of the most common questions we get is whether to put savings toward paying off a mortgage vs. investing more for retirement. This question is tricky because the answer can vary depending on which stage of life you’re in. Are you in the accumulation phase of trying to build [...]
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3 reasons to expect you'll lose to S&P 500 in 2014

3 reasons to expect you'll lose to S&P 500 in 2014 | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
Your stock portfolio isn't on track to beat the S&P 500 this year? Well done, says financial advisor Mitch Goldberg.
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Changing Jobs? What To Do With An Old 401(k)

Changing Jobs? What To Do With An Old 401(k) | Investing for Your Retirement | Scoop.it
When you change jobs, should you keep your 401(k) where it is, or roll it to other accounts?
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3 Keys to Smart Retirement Saving

Don't let the fear of running out of money in retirement stop you from making these smart money moves. - Dan Caplinger - Investment planning
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