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  • Financial literacy of U.S. teenagers is below average, study shows

    Financial literacy of U.S. teenagers is below average, study shows
    The financial literacy of American teenagers is no better than average compared with their peers in other countries, and nearly one in five lacks basic proficiency, according to a comprehensive new study. The report by the Organization for Economic...
  • Deciphering the alphabet soup of advisers

    Susan Cohen and Barry Berg, of Maplewood, N.J., handled their own finances for years. But when their special-needs son, Julian, turned 18 in 2013, they had a docket of financial decisions to make for the young man, born with Fragile X syndrome. They...
  • Retirement: how much you really need

    Back when I was packing lunches, I inevitably found myself in line at the deli counter behind one or another older couple who took what seemed like forever before making their selection. That leisurely approach explains, in part, why you may be better...
  • Nudge new graduates toward 401(k) plans

    Your new college graduate is dipping his toe in the workplace, learning the technology, figuring out office protocol and fixating on the first assignment. With all that excited anxiety, it is easy to overlook the section of the HR employee handbook...
  • Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

    A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. One of the oldest personal finance rules of thumb held that one should subtract his or her age from 100, and...
  • How we make retirement decisions

    Sweeping generalizations about how men and women think about money have always rubbed me the wrong way. Obviously, these are deeply personal and unique feelings. Still, I like to rely on quantifiable evidence when possible, at the very least to help...
  • Retirement: Put health costs in context

    When my son was a teenager, many of our conversations began with me reminding him of what homework he had to do -- and with him storming out and slamming the door. These days, I am reminded of those conversations when I think about retirement planners'...
  • Retirement: How to set a nest-egg goal

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Less than one-third of middle-class Americans age 40 to 59 have a written retirement plan, according to a recent study by Wells Fargo. "People are saving blindly. There's no sense of how they're doing or where they are trying...
  • Savings Game: Managing defined-contribution retirement plans

    It is no secret that corporations have been eliminating defined-benefit retirement plans in favor of defined-contribution plans. Lately, even local governments, because of funding problems, have begun following suit. In effect, these changes force...
  • Retirement now requires those living longer to work longer

    Here's the good news: We're living longer. And here's the bad news: We're living longer. According to the Society of Actuaries, Americans who reached age 65 in 2011 are projected to live another 21 years to age 86, on average. If these same Americans...
  • The retirement confidence survey and what it means

    The 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey is out and the news is mixed. After dropping to record lows between 2009 and 2013, the percentage of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement,...
  • Context is key when calculating health care costs in retirement

    When I was raising my teenage son, a typical conversation would go like this: Me: Don't you have homework? Son: Mmmmm. Me: Don't you have to write a 10-page paper, plus study for a math test? Son: (Grunt) Me: Shouldn't you get started right now?...