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Your Financial Future: Find ways to fund retirement now

04/18/2019 | Herald Standard

April is Financial Literacy Month. This has been designated as a time to learn new ways to improve your financial knowledge. We try to help in this regard every week in this column. There will be a lot more written in general publications this month about financial literacy. Generally, people are not as prepared as they should be for every possible financial situation. More...

America’s retirement crisis

04/13/2019 | News Star

Could you live on $2,452 per month? Would that be a problem for you? The St. Louis Fed thinks so. They recently wrote, ““It could be worrisome that, for many American households, the total balances of their retirement accounts may not be sufficient to ensure a solid life in retirement.”


It's going to get easier for some Americans to save for retirement

04/11/2019 | MarketWatch

Janico, a janitorial services company in North Highland, Calif., always offered a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vacation days and holiday pay — but it could never include a retirement plan.


Boosting your savings can lead to a happier retirement

04/05/2019 | Observer Reporter

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to learn new ways to improve your financial knowledge. We try to help in this regard in this weekly column.


How to Find 'Forgotten' Cash

04/05/2019 | AARP

Once your account starts gathering dust — meaning, typically, it has sat untouched for three to five years — banks usually transfer the money to the state of your last known address. Visit "unclaimed.org" and follow links to the website of each state where you've lived. More...

When Orchestras Strike: The Recent History of Orchestral Labor Strife

04/03/2019 | Reverb News

In the fall of 2016, a performance of Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra took on a special significance. More...

There’s a retirement crisis in America where most will be unable to afford a ‘solid life’

04/01/2019 | CNBC

It's financial literacy month, do you know where your retirement is?

CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman rings the NASDAQ opening bell today to kick off the special month, created in 2003 to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.


Barry’s Pickings: Retiree Lump Sums—a (Non-Hysterical) User’s Guide

04/01/2019 | PlanSponsor

There has been significant coverage of IRS’s recent Notice announcing that it no longer intends to amend required minimum distribution (RMD) regulations to prohibit defined benefit (DB) plans from paying lump sums to retirees.


Finding your lost retirement money

03/27/2019 | AP via ExpressNews

No one wants to lose money, particularly for retirement. But it happens — people lose track of, or don’t know they have, retirement accounts.




It just became easier for employers to dump retirees' pensions

03/20/2019 | CNN Business

Traditional pensions are disappearing in America, and the federal government just made it easier for employers to get rid of them. With no fanfare in early March, the Treasury Department issued a notice that allows employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions with a one-time lump sum payment. More...