Retirement

Corporate America Has Prioritized Shareholders Over Workers For More Than Three Decades © 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP America’s largest corporations changed their tune in August. The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers (CEOs) of some of America’s largest companies, including JPMorgan Chase, General Motors, Walmart and Johnson & Johnson, described in a statement
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By Michelle V. Rafter, Next Avenue Contributor Getty Whether you’ve freelanced for years or are contemplating a late-career switch to becoming a self-employed freelancer, there are a few ways to boost your chances of success. According to data from the recently released report, Freelancing in America: 2019, from Freelancers Union and the online freelance platform
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By Edd and Cynthia Staton, Next Avenue Contributors Getty If you’ve been contemplating the idea of retiring abroad, you may have done a little research. Maybe you’ve even jumped on the internet to look for the country that’s best for you. Big mistake. You probably know the old saying: “If you don’t know where you’re
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Russ Kliman Every fall, I attend the Finovate conference in New York City, where dozens of fintech entrepreneurs from around the world present apps and services they’re rolling out for consumers and financial institutions. In recent years, I’ve been disappointed by how little I’ve seen for people 50+; nearly all the consumer presentations were aimed
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Target date funds have grown rapidly over the past ten years as plan sponsors and participants increasingly embraced their simplicity: a “set it and forget it” approach. Arguably, a typical plan participant does not want to deal with the complexities of asset allocation. All they want is a simple and sensible solution for retirement investing.
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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 01: Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks during a round table discussion with high school students at a creative workspace for women on October 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Pritzker was joined by his Illinois Getty Images Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s task force released its report proposing consolidation of the
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Billionaire Warren Buffett, speaks during a news conference of International Metalworking Companies (IMC) in Dalian, Shangdon province, China, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. Buffett said investors should be “cautious” about China’s stocks as prices surge. Photographer:Kevin Lee/Bloomberg News BLOOMBERG NEWS Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was published in the October 2019 issue
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Americans report saving money in anticipation of a recession. Getty Put simply, Americans’ relationship with money is broken. It’s no secret that most Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That staggering statistic never ceases to sadden me. Unfortunately, widening income inequality is only worsening the problem. Over the past decade’s bull market, the unemployment rate has
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Coaches are everywhere these days.  What used to be the province of the playing field or the ice arena, now is common to the board room, the gym, the hospital delivery room, the concert stage, and more recently, the retirement arena. I have been coaching recent and prospective retirees for the past eight years. It
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