Getty As I observed in my prior article, among Pete Buttigieg’s proposals for retirement is a “public option” 401(k) plan. According to his white paper, employers would be required to facilitate a payroll deduction and a worker choosing to participate at a 1.5% level would trigger a mandatory 3% employer contribution. He pledges that the
If you have a single aging parent who is lonely and wants companionship, should you encourage your parent to try online dating? It depends. Going online and having fun GraphicStock Technology in nearly every aspect of life promises to make things better. Internet dating sites abound, with at least five targeted particularly to seniors, those “over
Understanding the relationship between bond risk and time to maturity and duration of a bond provides the basis for understanding the bond yield curve. The yield curve shows the yields to maturity for a series of bonds—typically US Treasury bonds—with the same credit quality but different maturity dates, along with the term structure for interest
By Kelly K. James, Next Avenue Contributor Two friends having conversation at work, woman in her 50s wearing glasses smiling and facing female … [+] manager, agreement, support, collaboration Getty When Kathy Pauss retired from her job as a school secretary a few months before turning 65, the Downers Grove, Ill. resident thought it was
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 01: Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks during a round table … [+] discussion with high school students at a creative workspace for women on October 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Pritzker was joined by his Illinois gubernatorial Lieutenant Governor candidate Juliana Stratton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as
When it comes to retirement planning, you may have heard a lot about the benefits of tax-advantaged retirement accounts, how to choose investments, and maybe some of the details of any pension plans that you’re fortunate enough to have. But what about Social Security? After all, it provides the majority of retirement income for many
null Getty You’re probably familiar with the idea of a work sabbatical: a paid leave, usually from one month to a year, often to study or travel. But what about a soulbbatical? Never heard that word? It’s OK. Shelley Paxton, author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life, made it up
Getty It’s a journalism cliche that reporters always highlight the bad: they never write about the planes that don’t crash or the companies that don’t lie and cheat. But the topic of working into old age seems to be one of the most consistent exceptions. Most every example of journalism about working longer is of
Retirees are sacrificing their own retirement savings in order to help their adult children … [+] financially. Getty Are You Supporting Your Adult Children While Endangering Your Own Financial Security? As an 80-year-old widower I’ll call “Fred” told me, some parents may derive pleasure in helping adult children financially, especially if the children chose careers
Shares in Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) sunk by over 19 percent on Friday as the amusement park chain said it was likely facing revenue declines in Q4 of $8 to $10 million below the year-ago quarter and a potential year-end revenue miss of close to $25 million. The company said that, ”North America parks
Â©m.mphoto – stock.adobe.com It could say a lot about the state of the bull market The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are two of the most widely-followed stock market indexes. And, while they have some very clear differences in their DNA, they tend to perform in sync much of the time.
Getty The start of a new year is when many of us ask ourselves what lies ahead personally, professionally and financially. We happily hang a colorful 2020 calendar, jot down birthdays, upcoming vacations, and other future events. My guess is, however, you don’t mark down personal finance events and deadlines there. Big mistake. For your
Getty What’s does 2020 hold for your utility stocks (and closed-end funds)? Will these steady income plays hand us another round of big gains and dividends? Or is there trouble ahead? These are reasonable questions to ask after these “boring” stocks poured on a huge—and rather “un-utility-like”—26% total return last year! Let’s dive into three
null Getty The “race to zero” heats up again. You’ve surely heard that Vanguard is now slicing and dicing its already-low fees and commissions. That sounds great, but in reality, the low-fee race is pennywise yet dividend-foolish for us income investors. To retire on secure, high-yielding long-term investments, we actually prefer to pay a fair
Getty If you’re rich and live in Connecticut, chances are you’ll be hearing this from your estate lawyer: As of the New Year, Connecticut trust law has entered the modern age, and that probably means you should revisit your estate plan. Trusts sound stodgy and old-fashioned, but they’re an essential part of planning your estate
Getty There’s one tax mistake that can trigger a 50% penalty. I think it’s the steepest in the tax code. Of course, you might owe interest on top of that penalty. The mistake is to fail to take at least the required minimum distribution (RMD) from a qualified retirement plan, which includes IRAs and 401(k)s.
Getty Images In a tweet Thursday, President Trump blamed you for your 401(k) balance. Trump tweeted: “STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH! HOW ARE YOUR 401K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you doing wrong?” There are a lot of ideas packed into those 22 words and most of them are misleading.
Shot of a senior woman using a laptophttp://126.96.36.199/DATA/i_collage/pu/shoots/804767.jpg Getty Let’s cut through the thousands of market predictions out there and dive into what’s really ahead for your dividends in 2020. We’ll also discuss two things that should be high on your “must have” list for any dividend stock you buy this year. In fact, these
Blood proteins and molecular changes that occur in our blood could be used to assess our health and wellness and more specifically identify people at greater risk of age-related diseases, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University and funded in part by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA). 3d illustration universal blood,
null Getty Think we’re stuck with pathetic dividends and sluggish growth in 2020? I get it. Many folks I talk to see the coming year this way. Some are even selling stocks, in a doomed effort to “lock in” gains. The problem? What the heck do you do next? Sitting in cash means watching helplessly