Many employers are clueless about retirement

Two new studies — one of 143 large American companies and another of 2,043 retirees show, stunningly, how clueless employers are about workers’ retirement challenges and wishes. “The phrase that leapt to mind is ‘benign neglect,’” said Paul Rupert, founder of Respectful Exits, a new initiative whose mission is to change employer practices “to insure a fairer future for all aging […]

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Want to sponsor an 80-year-old? Here’s 5 ways to adopt a senior

Everyone of a certain age remembers Sally Struthers’ Save the Children TV commercials, encouraging viewers to improve the life of an impoverished child in a developing nation by sponsoring him or her for the price of a cup of coffee a day. Many organizations still let people sponsor underprivileged children. But if you’d rather sponsor a struggling older adult with […]

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Macron takes responsibility for anger among French citizens, vows to speed tax relief and restore calm

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m.: President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address to the nation, Macron said: “We probably have not been able for a […]

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How to use mental tricks to save more for retirement

How do you psych yourself up to save money for a goal that’s decades away, like retirement? With a little mental trickery. Amassing the high dollar amounts needed for your golden years takes a long-term commitment. Sticking to your resolve — both financially and emotionally — requires strategies for dealing with a steady stream of near-term spending temptations and other […]

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What these other countries could teach the U.S. about retirement

Even in these deeply polarized times, you won’t get much pushback saying that America’s retirement system is flawed. Perhaps there are lessons we can learn from policy experiments and reforms in other countries? The answer is “Yes,” especially by looking to Australia, Great Britain, Israel and Norway — although with several critical cautions. First, the cautions: Social security, pensions and […]

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How to get a second chance on your 60-day rollover

For full access, Log in or Subscribe Now and get 4 weeks free! Most people realize that funds rolled over within 60 days will avoid unwelcome tax consequences. If someone misses the deadline for a legitimate reason, however, there is wiggle room available because the IRS allows them to self-certify their eligibility for an extension. Let’s take a closer look […]

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