Retirement

  • A To-Do List for the Year You Retire US News - 3 hours ago
    A To-Do List for the Year You Retire

    Many people claim they don't earn enough to contribute the maximum amount to their retirement accounts, but the year leading up to retirement is the perfect time to stash away as much cash as you can. Or you could put the money in a Roth account and pay the tax now so that you can take tax-free withdrawals later on in retirement. Use this time to start trying out your retirement spending plan.

  • NFP Retirement Adds Five Consultants Business Wire - 3 hours ago

    NFP Retirement, a division of NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement, and individual insurance and weal

  • What to Do When Your 401(k) Doesn't Cut It US News - 4 hours ago

    Yet there comes a juncture when any plan's investment formula must be questioned, and possibly retired in favor of something better. "Answering the question, 'What's the best allocation for me?' can be daunting," says Dirk Quayle, founder, president and board member of NextCapital, a digital advice firm based in Chicago. "A 401(k) plan to the new investor is much like putting a person into the cockpit of an airliner with no training," says Bijan Golkar, CEO, senior advisor and principal with FPC Investment Advisory in Petaluma, California. Before your autopilot 401(k) falls short of the retirement runway, it pays big to take the helm and enact course correction while there's still time.

  • Women Retire With Half The Pension Pot Men Get Sky News - 5 hours ago
    Women Retire With Half The Pension Pot Men Get

    A new report has revealed the scope of the gender disparity in pension savings and income. Funding retirement remains a significant challenge for many women. According to the annual State of Retirement report by LV=, women who have occupational or private pensions reach retirement with pots worth on average £107,000. Nearly a quarter of women approaching retirement are set to rely solely on the state pension, which is currently a maximum of £113.10 per week.

  • 5 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings Credit.com - 6 hours ago

    Even if you are just beginning your career, it's not too soon to start saving for retirement. But how do you even start?

  • 1 in 5 Americans Plan to Work Till They Die Money Talks News - 9 hours ago

    According to a new study from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 21 percent of Americans said retirement is not an option, and they’re going to spend their golden years toiling away at work. The report, which is based on information from focus groups and a survey of more than 7,000 households, also revealed that just 26 percent of Americans are planning a traditional retirement, where they leave their job and spend their days doing whatever they want. Some people really enjoy working and imagine working for a great deal longer, whereas the reluctance to retire for other people reflects their income and retirement savings shortfalls. Many people feel like all their money is going to making ends meet and having enough money to save for retirement seems like a stretch.

  • Women Face Poorer Retirement, Research Shows Sky News - 10 hours ago
    Women Face Poorer Retirement, Research Shows

    A new report has revealed the scope of the gender disparity in pension savings and income. Funding retirement remains a significant challenge for many women. According to the annual State of Retirement report by LV=, women who have occupational or private pensions reach retirement with pots worth on average £107,000. Nearly a quarter of women approaching retirement are set to rely solely on the state pension, which is currently a maximum of £113.10 per week.

  • Heffernan Retirement Services named a finalist for the 2015 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Team … PR Newswire - 23 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Heffernan Retirement Services , a division of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, has been named a finalist for the 2015 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Team ...

  • Lincoln Financial Names New Senior Business Development Director on Institutional Retirement Distribution … Business Wire - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 6:48 AM NZDT

    Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services business today announced that Shawn Daly has been named Senior Business Development Director on its Institutional Retirement Distribution team.

  • Beautiful Places To Retire Beyond The Sunshine State Benzinga - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 5:46 AM NZDT

    When considering where to retire, many criteria come to mind, including noise pollution, proximity of shopping and grocery centers, cost of living, age demographics and crime rate. While there are certain ...

  • New Report Finds 86 Percent of Americans Believe Nation Faces Retirement Crisis Business Wire - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:30 AM NZDT

    A new nationwide public opinion research report finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans – 86 percent – believe that the nation faces a retirement crisis. Nearly 75 percent of Americans are concerned about their ability to achieve a secure retirement, and support for steady and reliable retirement income from a pension is high and growing.

  • Roll Call: Fidelity Selected by Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Arizona University System as Workplace Retirement … Business Wire - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:30 AM NZDT

    Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of workplace retirement plans for not-for-profit higher education institutions, today announced it has been chosen as the exclusive retirement savings provider by University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University and Medical Center.

  • 10 Retirement Rites of Passage US News - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 4:33 AM NZDT

    Retirement is the beginning of a new phase of life that includes a number of milestones. Here are some of the new experiences retirees can look forward to.

  • Retirement Milestones to Look Forward To US News - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT
    Retirement Milestones to Look Forward To

    Retirement is a transition into a new stage of life. Retirees get the freedom to choose how to spend their time, but they also walk away from the comfort of a steady paycheck and need to make important financial decisions. Here are some retirement rites of passage. "Once you reach that inflection point, you can leave this job or negotiate part-time work, and you know things are going to be OK," says Maura Griffin, CEO and principal for Blue Spark Capital Advisors in New York.

  • What do financial advisers get asked about IRAs? Bankrate.com - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    Taxes, investing and retirement represent a trifecta of thorny topics for many people, and IRAs combine all three subjects in one package. Once savers figure out the tax benefits and the rules of contributing, retirement comes along and new rules apply. An IRA is just a trust established with certain tax-favored rules. They think the IRA is the actual investment," says Jim Saulnier, CFP professional, founder of Jim Saulnier and Associates in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Wells Fargo Advantage Funds to Hold Live Webinar on Evaluating Retirement Plan Holdings Business Wire - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 8:06 AM NZDT
    Wells Fargo Advantage Funds to Hold Live Webinar on Evaluating Retirement Plan Holdings

    In a webinar to be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. PT , retirement plan advisors and plan sponsors are invited to spend an hour with Wells Fargo Advantage Funds’ in

  • Avoid These Common Mistakes New Retirees Make US News - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 4:20 AM NZDT

    Whatever the particular oversight, being blindsided by the unexpected threatens to put a damper on an otherwise smooth transition into retirement. Here are a few potential stumbling blocks to be aware of as you begin your retirement journey. It is impossible to know ahead of time exactly how your retirement journey will play out. Don't be surprised to feel a bit out of sync at the beginning of retirement.

  • TFSA vs. RRSP (Part 3): The motivation of deadlines GoldenGirlFinance.com - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:59 AM NZDT
    TFSA vs. RRSP (Part 3): The motivation of deadlines

    How typical human behaviour has a direct impact on financial saving habits

  • How early retirees can build an income bridge Bankrate.com - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    If throughout your career you maximized savings into your tax-advantaged retirement accounts and diligently socked money into after-tax savings, you may be able to retire early -- well before you're old enough to collect Social Security or pensions. Now the challenge is how to manage money in early retirement: specifically, figuring out how to withdraw income from your investment portfolio to support you until normal retirement age, while still allowing for growth to supplement expenses down the road. You need a retirement income bridge -- a stream of income from your portfolio to last until pensions and Social Security help fill in the gaps. Their goal is to maximize tax benefits in their retirement accounts for as long as possible, maintain investment growth and withdraw a steady stream of income.

  • NCPERS Applauds Pension Proposal for New York City Private-Sector Workers Business Wire - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:37 AM NZDT
    NCPERS Applauds Pension Proposal for New York City Private-Sector Workers

    Following is the statement of Hank Kim, Esq., Executive Director and Counsel for the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems , on pension legislation prop

  • National Institute on Retirement Security Hosts Retirement Policy Conference Business Wire - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00 AM NZDT

    The National Institute on Retirement Security will host its sixth annual retirement policy conference, Shaking Up Retirement: Rethinking Financial Security for Americans, on Tuesda

  • TIAA-CREF Survey: Increasing Number of Americans Unfamiliar With the Investment Options in Their Retirement … Business Wire - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:00 AM NZDT
    TIAA-CREF Survey: Increasing Number of Americans Unfamiliar With the Investment Options in Their Retirement …

    A recent survey by TIAA-CREF reveals that nearly half of Americans are concerned about running out of money in retirement. Some of this concern may be justified by the

  • Fidelity boosts solo savers with novel plan to match IRA contributions Yahoo Finance - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM NZDT
    Fidelity boosts solo savers with novel plan to match IRA contributions

    Individuals who transfer an IRA to Fidelity will now be eligible to have up to 10% of their annual contributions matched for three years. Will competitors try to match the offer?

  • Make Your Retirement Savings Last a Lifetime Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 6:40 AM NZDT

    To boost a nest egg's longevity, advisers and academics are increasingly turning to 'dynamic' drawdown strategies that adapt to changing circumstances.

  • What the CPF Minimum Sum Changes Really Mean for You MoneySmart - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:00 AM NZDT
    What the CPF Minimum Sum Changes Really Mean for You

    In 2016, say goodbye to the “CPF Minimum Sum”. I can just imagine how the CPF Advisory Panel started their discussion. A quick glance at the Executive Summary of the CPF Advisory Panel Report (basically the supposed less cheem version) shows that the phrase “Minimum Sum” appears only 6 times. In comparison, the phrase “Retirement Sum” appears 63 times!

  • How long do you plan to work full-time? GoldenGirlFinance.com - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM NZDT
    How long do you plan to work full-time?

    A recent survey shows 32 percent of you said this about your golden years

  • Raid IRA to get into a senior retirement community? Bankrate.com - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    I am considering moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. I am 72 and retired (except for a couple days a week as an adjunct instructor at a local college, which will end when I move into the CCRC). I have plenty of money in my IRA to cover the cost, but I'm not sure I could replace it within 60 days due to the unpredictable house-sale cash. Because I am moving into a CCRC, I have been advised that part of the entrance fee may be tax deductible as a medical expense.

  • Canadians Look Forward to Retirement but Wrestle with Savings Concerns CNW Group - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 2:17 AM NZDT

    TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Franklin Templeton Investments' 2015 Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations (RISE) survey found that 88 per cent of Canadians who haven't retired expressed concerns about paying expenses in retirement, with health care and lifestyle expenses most frequently cited.

  • Obama Proposal Aims to Protect Americans From Bad (Read: Costly) Retirement Advice Money Talks News - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:34 PM NZDT

    Financial advisers should put the interests of their clients’ retirement accounts first. President Obama said some Wall Street brokers and financial advisers aren’t doing that, and it’s costing working class families up to $17 billion a year in potential retirement savings. The president is proposing new rules aimed at protecting Americans and their retirement savings from financial advisers’ bad and conflicting investment advice. Obama is pressing the Department of Labor to raise the standards for retirement advisers.

  • Obama calls for stricter rules on retirement account brokers AP - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 8:16 AM NZDT

    President Barack Obama says too few Americans approaching retirement have saved enough to have peace of mind during their later years. Obama is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' ...

  • Alliance Benefit Group-Illinois Offering Dave Ramsey's SmartDollar to Retirement Plan Participants GlobeNewswire - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 5:12 AM NZDT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Alliance Benefit Group-Illinois is now providing Dave Ramsey's SmartDollar to 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plan participants. SmartDollar is the premier curriculum for teaching ...

  • 48-year-old has just $6K for retirement Bankrate.com - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    I have a $250,000 mortgage and $6,000 in a 403(b) retirement account. When you make additional principal payments on the mortgage, you're reducing interest expense, the life of the mortgage and future housing costs. You're just adding to the degree of leverage used to finance the real estate investment. Unless you tap the equity in your home in retirement, possibly with a reverse mortgage, the additional principal payments aren't going to generate retirement income.

  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Roth IRA Sun, Feb 22, 2015 9:36 AM NZDT

    The Roth IRA can be a great way to invest your money for retirement if you are aware of its many advantages as well as disadvantages.

  • How a 1% savings boost could sweeten your retirement MarketWatch - Sat, Feb 21, 2015 4:50 AM NZDT
    How a 1% savings boost could sweeten your retirement

    How $33 in monthly savings becomes $320 in monthly income.

  • Here's how to not outlive your retirement nest egg CNBC - Sat, Feb 21, 2015 4:25 AM NZDT
    Here's how to not outlive your retirement nest egg

    Think saving for retirement is hard? Try planning how to draw down those funds. But these experts can help.

  • How to Find a Retirement Home That Doesn't Make You Feel Old US News - Sat, Feb 21, 2015 3:30 AM NZDT

    Lynn Mercer sports a bumper sticker on her vehicle that reads "Living in the Cove and Loving It." That's how much the 67-year-old likes her retirement community, Colony Cove, in Ellenton, Florida. "Unfortunately, people ... think of rocking chairs out on the front porch," says Jean Gallios, 88, who has lived at Emerald Heights, a retirement community in Washington state, for more than 22 years. Like Mercer, Gallios says her experience has exceeded expectations, and her retirement community is a far cry from the stereotype of a dreary institution where seniors have tiny apartments or gather in bland communal rooms. f your current home has become a burden, but you dread the idea of moving to a retirement home, you may be surprised by the amenities and atmosphere offered at many senior communities.

  • Unanticipated Life Events Cost Americans $2.5 Trillion In Lost Savings Benzinga - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 7:07 AM NZDT

    On Tuesday, TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD ) released its 2015 Retirement Survey , which analyzed the impacts of major life events upon long-term investing objectives. The survey illustrated that without adequate ...

  • 8 Hacks to Ease Your Financial Life US News - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 3:53 AM NZDT

    Upgrade your financial planning. Here's a roundup of eight common hacks experts use for financial planning -- and that you can use, too. "Think of talking with a financial advisor like talking with your doctor. Get a diagnosis and a care plan," says Kathleen Hastings, portfolio manager with FBB Capital Partners, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Should we divorce to maximize Social Security? Bankrate.com - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    My wife does not work anymore and we are trying to hold off until we are 70 before collecting Social Security in order to get the maximum benefits. Would it be more profitable for us to divorce before collecting Social Security, or does it really matter that much? I have heard that doing so will reduce the amount of loss on her Social Security due to me having a higher retirement. Should we get a divorce to maximize Social Security?

  • Has the trend toward later retirements played out? MarketWatch - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 7:10 AM NZDT
    Has the trend toward later retirements played out?

    After gradually rising for decades, the average retirement age for both men and women has held steady in recent years. Alicia Munnell explains why.

  • Prudential Retirement adds new clients Hubbard Construction and The Spectranetics Corporation Business Wire - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 3:00 AM NZDT

    Prudential Retirement announced today that it has added new plan sponsor clients Hubbard Construction and The Spectranetics Corporation. Prudential Retirement is a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Americans' worst retirement fears Bankrate.com - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    Our nation is nervous about retirement. The thought of running out of savings also gives people the jitters, with 23 percent of Americans identifying that as their biggest retirement worry, Bankrate's survey found. You can reasonably budget for living expenses, but longevity and health care costs are wild cards. A couple who retired in 2014 will need $220,000 to cover health care costs in retirement, according to a recent estimate from Fidelity Investments.

  • Millennials: Any hope of retiring? Bankrate.com - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    Fallout from the Great Recession has delayed the start of full-fledged careers for many in the millennial generation -- those who range in age from 18 to 34. After all, many young people are still struggling to find meaningful employment to cover current expenses and crushing student loan payments. Saving for retirement is a luxury that many in the millennial generation, also called Gen Y, can't yet afford. The burden of saving for retirement affects individuals nationwide.

  • How Much Should You Contribute to Your 401(k)? US News - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 3:26 AM NZDT
    How Much Should You Contribute to Your 401(k)?

    Most employees with a 401(k) understand, on some level, that it would be in their best interest to salt away money for retirement. "I encourage people to at least start with something and see how it feels," says Sean Burgess, founder and principal at Burgess Financial Planning in San Francisco. In addition, many existing corporate pension plans are closed to new employees. As employees with longer tenure leave the company, the percentage of workers covered by these pension plans will decline.

  • 10 Ways Retirement Will Surprise You US News - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 3:26 AM NZDT

    Many retirees have significant health and financial concerns, and sometimes struggle to fill their newfound free time with meaningful activities. The average monthly retirement benefit was $1,282 in December 2014.

  • 10 Surprising Facts About Retirement US News - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 3:00 AM NZDT
    10 Surprising Facts About Retirement

    Most retirees are prepared for more free time and less stress, but some other aspects of retirement could be unexpected. Many retirees have significant financial worries and health concerns, and an excess of free time is only fun if you use it well. Here are 10 ways retirement might surprise you.

  • Financial Disruptions Cost Americans $2.5 Trillion in Lost Retirement Savings Business Wire - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 2:30 AM NZDT

    Major health issues. Unemployment. Divorce. Even buying a house. These are all major life events that can disrupt long-term savings and investing strategies and negatively impact retirement plans.

  • MetLife Introduces FlexChoice Variable Annuity Living Benefit Rider Business Wire - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 2:00 AM NZDT

    MetLife today announced the launch of its new FlexChoice guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit rider, which is available with the company’s flagship variable annuities. Thi

  • Use Roth IRA and Roth 401(k) at the same time? Bankrate.com - Mon, Feb 16, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    I also have a Roth individual retirement account through a financial company. If I contribute $5,500 to my work's 401(k), may I also save $5,500 in my personal Roth IRA, or would I be limited to $5,500 in total contributions between the two? As I understand it, I can contribute up to $17,500 to my 401(k) per year and $5,500 to my personal Roth IRA. Having a Roth 401(k) plan at work doesn't limit your ability to contribute to your personal Roth IRA.

  • 7 Reasons to Invest in an IRA US News - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 8:09 AM NZDT

    Is an individual retirement account right for you? When it comes to choosing a retirement account, you'll want to consider the tax consequences as well as whether the account provides accessibility to a wide range of securities, among other factors. U.S. News Smarter Investor bloggers offer seven reasons you should consider holding your investments in an IRA. Your 401(k) menu offers limited investments.

  • How to Live at a Slower Pace in Retirement US News - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 4:27 AM NZDT

    When it comes to how we spend our retirement, the rules change. In retirement, you have the luxury to decide what you consider a waste of time.

  • Boomers' Secrets of a Successful Retirement US News - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 3:00 AM NZDT
    Boomers' Secrets of a Successful Retirement

    It's been four years since the oldest members of the baby boomer generation turned 65, and according to the AARP, approximately 8,000 boomers a day will hit this milestone in the next 14 years. In late 2014, Ameriprise Financial surveyed 1,000 boomers ages 60 to 73 who retired within the past five years to determine how they've been managing since leaving the workforce. Secret No. 1: Your emotions and physical health are as important as your finances. When it comes to feeling in control about retirement decisions, many boomers say being emotionally and physically ready is as important as having your finances in order.

  • 4 hacks to a happy retirement Bankrate.com - Fri, Feb 13, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    There are life hacks for most ventures -- even retirement. Retirement comes with some big decisions. Here's the most effective way to hack retirement: Plan ahead. The following tips for those who are nearing retirement offer shortcuts to a happy one.

  • What to do if you're a 401(k) or IRA beneficiary Bankrate.com - Fri, Feb 13, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    Inheriting an IRA, 401(k) or other type of retirement account is often a mixed blessing. Spousal beneficiaries follow one set of rules, while non-spouse beneficiaries follow another. Beneficiaries may need to take action within the same year the account owner has died. Because the laws and tax implications are complex, the 401(k) or IRA beneficiary should consult with a financial planning expert.

  • Big companies look to shed pension burdens -- and that's a good thing Yahoo Finance - Thu, Feb 12, 2015 5:20 AM NZDT
    Big companies look to shed pension burdens -- and that's a good thing

    Employers with traditional defined-benefit pension plans are increasingly considering transferring their growing liabilities to insurance companies. Should retirees and investors worry, or celebrate?

  • 5 Investment Assumptions That Will Cost You in Retirement US News - Thu, Feb 12, 2015 4:48 AM NZDT

    There's no way to predict how your investments will perform or what your expenses will be in retirement. Retirement can certainly be a dream come true, but not everyone enjoys retirement. Retirement can be a lovely experience, but you need to proactively map out a lifestyle you know you will enjoy. We talk so much about retirement being the goal that many people assume the work of saving and investing is done once we sign off the work computer for the very last time.

  • Emerging trends are changing how Canadians plan for retirement GoldenGirlFinance.com - Thu, Feb 12, 2015 12:59 AM NZDT
    Emerging trends are changing how Canadians plan for retirement

    Are you a retiring Boomer? 5 new trends that could affect your retirement plans

  • Voya Financial Offers New Lifetime Income Strategy for Customers of Large 401(k) Plans PR Newswire - Wed, Feb 11, 2015 5:00 AM NZDT

    WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that its Retirement Solutions business has added a new retirement income investment option to its recordkeeping ...

  • 4 Dangerous Assumptions That Could Hurt Your Retirement Plan Morningstar - Mon, Feb 9, 2015 7:00 PM NZDT
    4 Dangerous Assumptions That Could Hurt Your Retirement Plan

    By the time retirement savers realize the error of their ways, it may be too late.

  • 3 Ways Money Leaks Out of Your 401(k) US News - Sat, Feb 7, 2015 8:49 AM NZDT

    Many people dip into their 401(k)s before retirement when they change jobs or experience a financial emergency. Workers who take early withdrawals from their retirement accounts often never replace the money and end up with significantly less cash in retirement. A recent Center for Retirement Research at Boston College report found that leakages reduce retirement wealth by about 25 percent. Here's how money leaks out of retirement accounts and what you can do to prevent it.

  • 5 Ways to Be Happy in Retirement US News - Sat, Feb 7, 2015 4:30 AM NZDT

    Some people think they understand how retired living will go, but you don't really know what retirement entails until you start living the life of a retiree. Whether trying your hand at a new puzzle to keep your mind sharp or walking an additional mile to keep your heart fit, facing new challenges helps you stay engaged with living.

  • 6 Reasons You Shouldn't Retire Early US News - Fri, Feb 6, 2015 4:23 AM NZDT

    Early retirement is a dream for those who don't like their job. But as tempting as early retirement might be, it's not always the best option. Retiring early could obviously have a negative impact on your ...

  • Can estranged wife work, claim spousal benefits? Bankrate.com - Thu, Feb 5, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    I just turned 62 and would like to semi-retire by receiving my long-separated husband's retirement benefits because they are higher than what my benefits would be. Can I claim his retirement benefits? What you can claim is a spousal benefit based on his work record -- but that doesn't mean you should, at least not yet. The most you can get from a spousal benefit is 50 percent of his primary insurance amount, or PIA -- the benefit he would have gotten if he had waited until full retirement age (currently 66) to retire.

  • Retirement Realities and Contingencies ETF Trends - Thu, Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM NZDT

    Stites on Estates took an interesting look at retirement intentions versus retirement reality along with a reiteration of the dismal statistics about how little savings people who are working have accumulated ...

  • Max out your retirement savings and tax benefits Bankrate.com - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    This also helps me reduce my income tax bill. Should I reduce the amount going into the 401(k) and reallocate it to a traditional or Roth individual retirement account? Your ability to make tax-deductible contributions to a traditional IRA when you could contribute to an employer-provided 401(k) plan may be limited. There are also income limitations on who can contribute to a Roth IRA.

  • The Surprising Reasons Baby Boomers Retire The Fiscal Times - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 10:30 AM NZDT
    The Surprising Reasons Baby Boomers Retire

    For recent retirees, financial readiness was far from the most important factor in their decision to step off the hamster wheel. Ameriprise Financial surveyed 1,000 newly retired baby boomers between the ages of 60 and 73 years old with at least $100,000 in investable assets.

  • Northwest Plan Services Acquires CDM Retirement Consultants PR Newswire - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 9:41 AM NZDT

    SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Plan Services, Inc. has acquired CDM Retirement Consultants. CDM, founded in 1998 and headquartered in Towson, MD, is a provider of open architecture retirement ...

  • The Principal Adds Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract Status to Deferred Income Annuity Business Wire - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 7:33 AM NZDT

    In response to new regulations from the Treasury Department, the Principal Financial Group® has enhanced its deferred income annuity product, making it available as a qualified longevity annuity contract .

  • Retired boomers, they're happier than you'd think CNBC - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 7:28 AM NZDT
    Retired boomers, they're happier than you'd think

    Older boomers who have already left the workforce have substantial financial security, a new survey finds. Here's why that can't last.

  • New report offers solutions for Canadians least prepared for retirement CNW Group - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 3:30 AM NZDT

    OTTAWA , Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - How can our country's retirement savings provide greater security and coverage to more Canadians, while ensuring pension plans stay financially healthy into the future?  This ...

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