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Planning to Retire

April 2008


A Loan From Your Retirement Accounts?

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Unexpected expenses like medical bills or a death in the family can happen to anyone. And mortgage payments and credit card balances can creep up on you. When you're strapped for cash, the amount you've accumulated in your retirement accounts can look mighty tempting. And it's easy to pay the fee ...

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savings
retirement

A Tricky Number: Your Own Life Expectancy

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Saving for retirement is largely a matter of figuring out the slippery number of how many years you will live and accruing enough assets to live comfortably until that day arrives, plus any inheritance you want to leave behind. The National Center for Health Statistics puts the average American ...

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aging
retirement

Who Has It Harder, Boomers or Their Kids?

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Some baby boomers have spent their entire life working at a single job, only to see health and retirement benefits slashed or even find themselves laid off in middle age. But their children, 20-somethings burdened with unprecedented student loan and credit card debt, often fear they will be the ...

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retirement