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Planning to Retire

May 2008


Employees With 401(k)'s Retire Later

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If you want to retire young, you'd be well advised to find a job that still comes with a traditional pension and health benefits for retirees. Employees entitled to defined-benefit retirement plans that guarantee income for life are more likely to retire at any age than employees who have only ...

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retirement
IRAs

The Government's Role in Retirement

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Americans like to think that we can pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to create our own wealth. And this image usually includes financing our own retirement to a large degree. But that's not true everywhere in the world, at least according to a massive survey of 21,000 people in 21 countries by ...

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retirement
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Europe

When $1 Million Isn't Enough

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Is a million dollars enough to retire comfortably on? Many baby boomer millionaires don't think so, especially once recession fears come into play. Almost 30 percent of 60-year-old baby boomers with investable assets of $1 million or more say they feel more financial stress now than six months ago,

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retirement
wealth
money

The Greatest Retirement Expense of All

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You've probably heard the quip: Be nice to your kids because they'll pick your nursing home. But unless your kids do quite well for themselves, they may not be able to afford one. The average U.S. household pulled in $48,201 in 2006, according to the Census Bureau. The average annual cost of a ...

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nursing homes