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1:01 a.m. Today - By Liz Weston
This is how much long-term care could cost you, and don’t expect Medicare to help Half of people over 65 will incur long-term care costsEveryone near retirement age should have a plan to deal with long-term care expenses.
8:42 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
This hybrid Social Security plan could help more people save enough for retirement One part would be funded through taxes and another would be similar to a 401(k) planOne part would be funded through taxes and another would be similar to a 401(k) plan.
8:41 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Morey Stettner
A new way to pay for the single biggest expense in retirement Older Americans increasingly opt for ‘continuing care at home’ plans or join programs that foster community supportOlder Americans increasingly opt for ‘continuing care at home’ plans or join programs that foster community support
7:49 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Andrew G. Biggs
Fears of a retirement crisis are overblown — and these numbers prove it While 54% percent of retirees fear America faces a retirement crisis, only 4% of retirees describe their own financial situation that wayThe share of Americans with retirement plans, the size of our retirement-plan contributions, total retirement savings, retirees’ incomes, and retirees’ satisfaction with their financial security are all up. And poverty in retirement is declining.
12:59 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Edd and Cynthia Staton
Four critical factors that can determine if retiring abroad is right for you A retired expat couple in Ecuador offer advice on how to decideIs retiring outside the U.S. right for you? Two expats in Ecuador help you figure it out.
4:00 p.m. July 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration moves to effectively end asylum for migrants along southern border New rule certain to be challenged in courtReversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America.
1:54 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Should we be worried about Social Security going bankrupt? Assessing the true Social Security crisisAssessing the true Social Security crisis.
7:29 a.m. July 14, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband grew up dirt poor and doesn’t believe in insurance or banks, yet he racked up $7,000 on my credit card This Texas woman makes $12 an hour and is exasperated that her husband is not investing in their family’s futureThis Texas woman makes $12 an hour and is exasperated that her husband is not investing in their family’s future.
6:35 a.m. July 14, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
Never mind the Social Security increase, seniors are in trouble — here’s why It’s getting harder for retirees to avoid povertyIt’s getting harder for retirees to avoid poverty.
4:14 a.m. July 14, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Here’s what 2020 Democratic candidates have said about universal basic income Businessman Andrew Yang has centered his campaign around a $1,000-a-month universal basic incomeBusinessman Andrew Yang has centered his campaign around a $1,000-a-month universal basic income.
7:47 a.m. July 11, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Talking smack about anyone at work is a really bad idea, even if you’re not an ambassador Employers are on high alert in this polarized political climateEmployers are on high alert in this polarized political climate.
7:15 a.m. July 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
Merck, Amgen, and Eli Lilly Get a Drug Pricing Win in Court A federal judge handed a big win to big pharma on Monday, saying a regulation that required drug companies to disclose drug prices in television ads was invalid.
5:00 a.m. July 8, 2019 - By Brenton Smith
Social Security is losing money by allowing retirees to defer claiming benefits Fix this rule or end it.Fix this rule or end it.
12:59 a.m. July 8, 2019 - By Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Why retirees are leaving trillions of Social Security dollars on the table A new study’s findings, and what could get more money in retirees’ pocketsIt’s enough to pull many older Americans out of poverty, so why are they passing up so much money?
2:59 a.m. July 2, 2019 - Associated Press
China backs Hong Kong chief executive, slams protesters for violenceChina’s government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order.
2:06 p.m. July 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump’s overall approval rating is 38% despite a good economy His approval rating is low compared with what past presidents have enjoyed in strong economic conditionsHis approval rating is low compared with what past presidents have enjoyed in strong economic conditions.
3:00 a.m. June 30, 2019 - Barrons.com
It Might Be Better to Take Social Security at 66 Instead of 70. Here’s Why. Conventional wisdom about Social Security bites the dust—again.
6:04 a.m. June 29, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
Want to get what you’re owed from Social Security? Do this One minor oversight can cost you hundreds, or moreOne minor oversight can cost you hundreds, or more
6:01 a.m. June 29, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
You better plan for a smaller Social Security check If you can afford to wait a few years, you get a lot moreIf you can afford to wait a few years, you get a lot more.
3:30 a.m. June 29, 2019 - Barrons.com
How ‘Unretirement’ Affects Your Social Security If you’ve decided to go back to work, you can suspend your Social Security benefits and get more money down the road.
1:30 a.m. June 27, 2019 - Barrons.com
A Social Security Proposal That’s Worth Getting Excited About The Social Security 2100 Act will reduce the worry that benefits will have to be cut in future years, Mark Hulbert writes.
6:57 a.m. June 25, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
How would you vote to fix Social Security? Americans may want to delay fixing Social Security as long as they can, but they shouldn’tAmericans may want to delay fixing Social Security as long as they can, but they shouldn’t
2:30 a.m. June 25, 2019 - Barrons.com
Americans Don’t Save for Retirement Because They Don’t Earn Enough Money The ugly, unspoken truth is that many people are just not earning enough money. They barely have enough to cover their daily expenses.
7:20 a.m. June 24, 2019 - By Liz Weston
Setting the record straight on 5 Social Security myths Most people think they know more about the program than they actually doBelieving these common Social Security myths could cost you or your spouse big money down the road.
4:00 a.m. June 23, 2019 - Barrons.com
4 Ways to Protect Your Elderly Parents from Fraud One in 10 people age 60 or older in the U.S. experience some form of abuse each year. How adult children and other family members should help keep elderly loved ones safe.
3:33 a.m. June 23, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
California is getting closer to passing a ‘student-loan borrower bill of rights’ A new bill aims to establish a student-loan ombudsman and allow borrowers to sue their student-loan companiesA new bill aims to establish a student-loan ombudsman and allow borrowers to sue their student-loan companies.
6:25 a.m. June 20, 2019 - By Ashby Daniels
You’re probably going to live a lot longer than you think Now you have to plan for a 30-year retirementNow you have to plan for a 30-year retirement
6:13 p.m. June 19, 2019 - Associated Press
U.N. report details Khashoggi killing, urges probe of Saudi prince Expert places blame on Saudi Arabia, says MBS should be sanctionedAn independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and suggested sanctions on his personal assets.
1:40 p.m. June 17, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
Treasury Department recommends ‘mandatory’ financial literacy courses for college students and the bizarre reason it may be better for women to have babies in the spring Monday's Personal Finance Stories Monday's Personal Finance StoriesMonday's Personal Finance Stories
11:34 a.m. June 17, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Student-loan borrowers with disabilities will be reimbursed after their Social Security checks were needlessly garnished These borrowers will also get more information about their rights, and receive up to $23,000These borrowers will also get more information about their rights, and receive up to $23,000.
4:05 a.m. June 16, 2019 - Barrons.com
A Hybrid Social Security Plan Could Help More People Save Enough for Retirement Imagine if Social Security were a hybrid system, with one part funded through payroll taxes and another operating similarly to a 401(k) plan.
10:15 a.m. June 14, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Assessing the true Social Security crisis What are odds of bankruptcy?What are odds of bankruptcy?
4:40 p.m. June 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Pelosi says no increase in debt ceiling until spending limits are raised Mnuchin agrees, though bipartisan negotiations have stalledSpeaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won’t pass must-do legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs.
2:38 a.m. June 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protest escalates; extradition bill debate is delayed Demonstrators in semi-autonomous territory fear loss of civil libertiesHong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory.
9:53 a.m. June 8, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Should we really wait until age 70 to receive Social Security benefits? Revisiting an age-old debateRevisiting an age-old debate
9:32 a.m. June 8, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
This Social Security proposal could be something to get excited about A cost-benefit analysis of the Social Security 2100 ActA cost-benefit analysis of the Social Security 2100 Act
5:33 a.m. June 7, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Stocks could surge on cusp of huge buying signal, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch Critical information for the U.S. trading day Our call of the day from strategists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, points to a key contrarian indicator that reveals investors are so bearish it might be time to start buying stocks.
6:43 a.m. June 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Poor Americans likely to be hit the hardest by President Trump’s tariffs The president announced a 5% tax on Mexican imports unless Mexico halts all unauthorized border crossings — the tariffs would rachet up to 25% in the coming monthsThe president announced a 5% tax on Mexican imports unless Mexico halts all unauthorized border crossings — the tariffs would rachet up to 25% in the coming months.
4:40 p.m. June 4, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration cuts off U.S. cruises to Cuba under new restrictions Most popular mode of U.S. tourism to communist island barred as part of tighter sanctionsThe Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island’s communist government.
3:43 p.m. June 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Tech trade group reverses Huawei restriction as China data suggests U.S. tariffs taking toll IEEE decision comes after report shows falling business confidence In a move that could ratchet back some tensions, the world’s largest association of technology professionals said it is lifting a research cooperation restriction it had imposed on employees of Chinese tech giant Huawei.
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