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Why More Women Need to Take a Seat at the Money Table—and How Men Can Help

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The role of women in the management of family finances has had a dismal record in past decades. Traditionally, men have taken the lead in earning and spending ...
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Climate change is impacting retirement plans. How older Americans are adapting

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The threat of climate change is shifting some older Americans’ retirement plans. Extreme weather such as hurricanes, flooding, freezing temperatures and wildfires has prompted some to rethink where ...
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How President Biden’s Tax Proposals Could Affect Your Retirement Plan

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Biden’s proposal would equalize the tax benefits of saving for retirement by instituting a refundable tax credit for contributions into a traditional retirement plan such as a 401(k), ...
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Fed says stock market boom, ‘ebullient’ investors warrant caution

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Booming stocks, internet-driven “meme” investments and the black box of hedge fund financing pose increasing risks as the U.S. economy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and investor appetite ...
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Should I pay off my mortgage early?

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There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether to pay your mortgage off early. Before making any financial decisions, make sure you step back and ...
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What is an Early Retirement Age?

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According to the Social Security Administration, the traditional retirement age is 65. It begs the question: what is an early retirement age? Retiring a few years early might ...
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Helping Americans’ Retirement Plans Recover From COVID

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Many Americans say it will take two or three years to repair pandemic damage to their retirement savings, due to job loss or emergency retirement withdrawals. Read more ...
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The First Few Years of Retirement Can Make or Break Your Portfolio

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Sequence-of-returns risk could undo years of careful planning. Here’s how that happens, and a couple of ways to help avoid it. Read more at Kiplinger ...
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Good Planning Can Reduce the Chances of Taxes Hurting Your Retirement Funds

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There are a lot of pieces to the retirement tax-planning puzzle, but lucky for you, that means you have a lot of options to help control your taxes. ...
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Joe Biden’s tax plan, explained

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The ink is barely dry on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, and the conversation is already shifting to some of the next items on his legislative agenda ...
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