The mess that is the tax bill just keeps getting messier

One expected and one surprising development as everybody digs deeper into the recently passed tax bill. The expected: Congress gave the IRS no time at all between passing the bill...

Steelworkers face huge pension cuts as Tata completes merger

The retirement plans of tens of thousands of steel workers have been thrown into disarray as their pensions have been pushed into the Pension Protection Fund, the government lifeboat...

How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck

Why did women’s rush into the work force stop? Policymakers have been vexed by the question for years. Social scientists have discussed the sudden stop for over a decade,...

Asked About Retiring, They Have a Simple Answer: Why?

On most mornings, Jack B. Weinstein rises at 5:30 to exercise. At 7, a car takes him from his home in Great Neck to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, where he...

Leave the Bucket Lists to Those Ambitious Boomers. It’s Tee Time.

Before Art Lerner retired, he could not imagine how he would fill the days. He had few hobbies — come to think of it, only one: fishing. But at...

Generation Grumpy: Why You May Be Unhappy if You’re Around 50

As people get older, they tend to become more at peace with their finances, survey research shows. But not the current crop of middle-aged Americans. Let’s call them the Grumpy...

Advanced Profit Exit Plans Just For You

The entrance into investing is almost the same for many people. The selection of vehicles for IRAs and 401ks is often the beginning of understanding the investment process. Because the...

Some Women Attain an Enviable Status: 401(k) Millionaire

Accumulating $1 million in retirement savings is symbolic, even if it means different things to different people. It represents an aspirational amount of wealth to some, financial security to others...

In Oregon, You Can Now Save for Retirement. Unless You Object.

The lack of retirement savings among Americans is almost universally bemoaned but nudging, prodding and lecturing have done little to build up nest eggs for old age. So some...
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