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Postnuptial agreements—similar to prenups, but for married couples—are on the rise, with growing acceptance and DOMA changing the marriage landscape.
WASHINGTON, June 25- Only cave dwellers have missed the boom in retirement-planning studies: what seems like a daily barrage of industry-funded surveys and white papers pointing to an aging population so woefully unprepared they will have work until they are 90, brown-bagging cat-food lunches when they do.
Many companies now offer paid time off instead of a set number of vacation and sick days. It's easier for employers and workers, but can make it hard to hold on to unused time off.
Julia Bonafede, Wilshire Consulting president, weighs in on the staggering percentage of corporate pension plans which are underfunded.
A new report portrays Generation X as the most direly affected by the retirement savings crisis, and suggests their spending habits are to blame.
The amount of money donated to charity has been inching up in recent years, but a report finds that Americans still aren't giving as much as they were before the recession began.
June 20- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering bids from retirement plan managers to run its $15.6 billion 401 program, which has been administered by Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit for the past 15 years, according to three sources familiar with the situation. Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Wal-Mart declined to comment.
"Tax-free retirement" has a nice ring to it, but creating a completely tax-free income stream is difficult—and maybe self-defeating.
Prenuptial agreements are common among the financial elite. Divorce settlements can be astronomical. But in some cases, prenups may make sense for the 99 percent.
With industrial economies, it's OK to have workers retire at 65, Slim says. But in developed economies, built on knowledge and experience, 60 is when workers hit their prime.
More upbeat about their prospects, Boomers are reshaping traditional notions of how the golden years should be lived.
Rodney Martin, ING U.S. chairman & CEO, explains why the nation needs to redefine retirement and shares his company's plans to re-brand its business for "retirement readiness" planning.
People still working when they are near or past traditional retirement age are earning significantly more per hour, on average, than younger workers, new data show.
A new report finds that seniors who are African-American, Hispanic, female or 80 and older are more likely to face economic woes than other older Americans.
Two new reports show that Americans over age 65 are falling behind financially, despite having retirement income younger Americans are less likely to have in old age.
It's becoming easier to set up a trust fund online, even one on the small side. What's not easy is figuring out the potential benefits and pitfalls.
The topsy-turvy world of today's financial markets is upending what many people thought they understood about how to pay for life after work.
After accumulating money in IRAs and 401(k)s, many retirees don't know how to transition from saving to spending. Here's a must-read guide.
Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.
Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.
Before you spend your hard-earned money this year, be sure to catch this holiday eye-opener. It could change your mind about how much you plan to spend.
Josh, who's 29, asks Suze if he can afford to spend $77,000 to buy a brand new Tesla Model S 60.
Kemi is 21 and wants to know if she can afford to spend $500 on a new Xbox One.