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Impact of Forced Retirement and Loss of Retirement Income on Older Workers

Impact of Forced Retirement and Loss of Retirement Income on Older Workers

A sobering article on ProPublica in December said that more than half of workers in the United States age 50 and older are pushed out of their longtime jobs before they wish to retire. Given the effects of January’s government shutdown, one can imagine the financial hardships that a forced, early retirement may have on many workers and their families.

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Higher Contribution Limits in 2019 for Retirement Plans

Higher Contribution Limits in 2019 for Retirement Plans

Good news for hard-working individuals with retirement plans: those plans are going to work a little harder for you this year. The IRS has increased 2019 contribution limits for some types of retirement plans so you can save more and potentially earn more...

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Is Your Retirement at Risk?

Is Your Retirement at Risk?

As Baby Boomers continue to retire—and age—and therefore the number of retirees is swelling, especially in the 75+ age group. As their numbers grow, so do the financial risks many of them will face. According to a report from Center for Retirement Research...

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Do you have a leaky 401(k) plan?

Do you have a leaky 401(k) plan?

Plug up the hole with self-direction According to a study published earlier this fall, many households are pulling their retirement savings together again, 10 years past the Great Recession. A Retirement Security Retrospective: 2007 Versus 2017 reported...

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Self-directed IRAs and Financial Planners

Self-directed IRAs and Financial Planners

If you’re a financial planner with financially savvy clients who wish to include alternative assets in a retirement plan, you can play an important role in guiding your clients as they explore the various nontraditional investments allowed within a...

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Millennial Business Owners are Fans of Retirement Plans

Millennial Business Owners are Fans of Retirement Plans

Here’s something that may surprise you: younger business owners of the millennial generation are putting their employees’ retirement on their radar more so than their older counterparts (Generation X and baby boomers). According to a Nationwide survey,...

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