RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Retirement Planning Services

A collection of news and information related to Retirement Planning Services published by this site and its partners.

Top Retirement Planning Services Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • Master limited partnerships can deliver higher returns with moderate risk

    A common concern these days, to judge by reader correspondence, is how to invest for higher income without taking on much more risk. It is impossible to obtain high returns without any risk. However, if you depend on investment income, and need more...
  • 7 questions you need to answer for a secure retirement

    There are many good personal finance writers, and in previous columns I have recommended many of them, and their books. One author who has not received a great deal of press in the United States, but who is well respected among financial experts and...
  • IRA advantages can be passed on to beneficiaries -- but you need to avoid pitfalls

    Most individuals who have Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) understand the primary advantages of these accounts: income tax deferral and the associated investment growth over long periods of time. However, owners of these accounts often fail to...
  • Planning for retirement in the age of recession

    Some of the assumptions we've made for generations about the best way to save and plan for retirement may no longer be true. The decline in housing and stock prices beginning with the 2008 crash, and a decline in 401(k) matches from employers, has...
  • Retirement: How to figure your retirement savings number

    Retirement analysts generally set the income you'll need to maintain your standard of living once you're out of the workforce at 70 percent to 85 percent of your preretirement household income. The problem is knowing how much to save to achieve that...
  • Retirement: Start early to reach your retirement savings target

    You can't anticipate at age 25 what your final salary will be at retirement -- and therefore you can't know what 85 percent of your ending salary will be (that's the benchmark retirement analysts generally say you should set to maintain your standard of...
  • 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 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...
  • Top Workplaces winners find ways to incorporate gravy

    Top Workplaces winners find ways to incorporate gravy
    I love gravy. It perfectly accentuates things like turkey, mashed potatoes and the workplace. What's that? No, I'm not suggesting cannibalism, though who among us hasn't wondered how that guy from the information technology department might taste...
  • 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...
  • Almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, study says

    Almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, study says
    Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary...
  • Family retirement, inheritance conversations lost in translation

    Family retirement, inheritance conversations lost in translation
    Retirement planning, elder care and wills are touchy subjects for most people, but they’re especially rife with anxiety, miscommunication and disagreements for parents and their adult children, according to a new report. The majority of both groups...