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    • Americans Are Putting Billions More Than Usual in Their 401(k)s
      Americans Are Putting Billions More Than Usual in Their 401(k)s

      But employer auto-enrollment, rather than employee financial intelligence, may be the reason. …

    • Social Security Checks Are Being Reduced for Unpaid Student Debt

      The federal government is increasingly taking money out of Americans’ Social Security checks to recover millions in unpaid student debt, a trend set to accelerate as more baby boomers retire. The government has collected about $1.1 billion from Social Security recipients of all ages to go toward unpaid student loans since 2001, including $171 million last year, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday. The report highlights the sharp growth in baby boomers entering retirement with …

    • How Much Cash Would It Take to Get You to Delay Retirement?
      How Much Cash Would It Take to Get You to Delay Retirement?

      Here’s how many minds a lump sum of $60,000 changed. …

    • Republican looks to overhaul Social Security
      Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

      WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement age and slow the growth of benefits for higher-income workers. …

    • The Best Ways to Avoid Boredom in Retirement
      The Best Ways to Avoid Boredom in Retirement

      Why do some people get bored in retirement and others don’t? Is there a secret? Good question. Let me start by describing what many Americans do in their first year in retirement, give or take a few months. ... …

    • GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security
      GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security

      On Thursday, Rep. Sam Johnson, a Republican from Texas and chair of the Social Security subcommittee, introduced legislation to significantly cut Social Security. For most workers, the bill would cut Social Security benefits substantially. As Michael Linden, associate director for tax and budget policy at Center for American Progress, pointed out on Twitter, a letter from Social Security’s Office of the Actuary calculated workers making around $50,000 would see checks shrink by between 11% …

    • Possible Retirement Policy Changes in a Trump Administration

      Contributor Mark Miller takes a look at retirement-related issues that could see action in Washington in the coming year. …

    • Richest Americans live seven to 10 years longer than poorest
      Richest Americans live seven to 10 years longer than poorest

      By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Poverty cuts an average of almost 10 years off American men’s lives and seven off women’s, a new study shows. Then they examined longevity, smoking, obesity, childhood poverty and other health information from the richest and poorest places. Men in the poorest spots died on average nearly 10 years earlier, at 69 years old, than men in the wealthiest ones, and women in the poorest places died on average seven years sooner, at 76 years old, the research team …

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