Retirement Pensions

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    From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.

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    Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.

  • For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.

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    Public pension funds across the country are facing a painful reckoning. Their projections look increasingly out of touch in today’s low-interest environment, and pressure is mounting to be more realistic, the New York Times reports.

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    Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not.  Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?

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    Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.

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    Okayama Metal & Machinery has become the first Japanese pension fund to make public purchases of gold, in a sign of dwindling faith in paper currencies. The Financial Times reports.

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    Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.

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    Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.

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    New age increases have been proposed in the federal government's continuing effort to keep the retirement system on sound economic footing.

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    Military families worry about plenty of things, but their retirement plan usually isn't one of them – until now.

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    A new study using industry data says that broker rebates could be costing mutual funds, pension funds and ordinary investors as much as $5 billion a year, the New York Times reports.

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    If you like doing business online, have a knack for sites like Facebook, and want to meet new people, sharing-for-money may be an intriguing part of your retirement plan.

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    Though Social Security benefits have long been a successful federal safety net for millions of Americans, some lawmakers and policy analysts believe the only way to save it from inevitable bankruptcy is to privatize the system.

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    Neil Carpenter took a pay cut when he accepted a job as a Louisiana state accountant more than 12 years ago, but he figured he would make up for the loss with a retirement check that would guarantee long-term financial security for him and his family.

  • FM Portfolio: Global Pension Landscape

    Leo De Bever, AIMCo CEO, weighs in with some of his long-term value plays in high-quality stocks, corporate bonds and emerging markets.

  • Retirement - A CNBC Special Report

    While saving for retirement is a traditional approach, other methods are often needed to fund nest eggs. For many, there's nothing better than the family home — especially if the mortgage is paid off.

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    Uncertainty about making the right retirement moves is rife among the vast baby boomer generation. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one thing that isn’t being downsized is concern about where and when to retire.

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    The financial hurdles of student loans, a weak housing market, and high unemployment are shaping this generation’s savings rate, with no end-date guarantee.

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    Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.