The Best Life

September 2009


Roth IRA Conversions Worth Considering

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Fidelity Investments reports that a survey of 800 customers finds very little understanding of Roth IRAs. USAA, another big financial-services firm, did a similar survey over the summer and found the same thing. Both firms say the lack of understanding could be very costly to investors next year,

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investing
retirement

Here are Memories Worth Preserving

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For the past 12 years, Beloit College has produced an annual list of things we take for granted but which are alien to incoming college freshmen. It is an enjoyable way to feel really old. This year's list, for example, reminds us that Shrek is the only Green Giant that this year's college freshmen ...

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retirement

America Turns Inward in Tough Times

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The economic downturn has led to major cutbacks in volunteer activities, according to the 2009 Civic Health Index, an annual survey from the National Conference on Citizenship. Even among people who already have reached retirement age, 75 percent said they had reduced their volunteer activities in ...

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retirement
baby boomers

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