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RETIREMENT IQ: CAN YOU PASS THE QUIZ?

In another superb cbsnews.com MoneyWatch column, Steve Vernon asks: “Are you among the nearly half of Americans who can’t pass a financial literacy quiz?” “Being able to ace such a test is important for all age groups, but perhaps even

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PROSPECTS OF A FRUGAL RETIREMENT

You can never go wrong with a Steve Vernon cbsnews.com MoneyWatch column, and this typically informative and gracefully written one–headlined How Boomers are Adjusting to Prospects of a Frugal Retirement—is no exception.  Vernon writes: “Several years into America’s economic recovery

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POSSIBLE RETIREMENT COURSE CORRECTIONS

“It’s no secret that millions of Americans are approaching their retirement years with meager savings and high anxiety about their financial security. And a recent study from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave reveals steps that Americans are willing to take to

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CAMPUS EMPLOYEES AND RETIREMENT

“A majority of professors fear they could outlive their retirement savings, while administrative employees are more concerned about shorter-term issues: paying off debt and meeting their monthly household expenses,” writes Doug Lederman in an insidehighered.com piece headlined The State of

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RETIREMENT STRESS

“Three in 10 workers are stressed about retirement,” writes Hazel Bradford in a pionline.com piece, citing the 27th annual Retirement Confidence Survey released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald & Associates. “Despite that, only four in 10 have

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IS RETIRING LATER A RELIABLE STRATEGY?

“As in prior years, there is a big gap between when active workers expect to retire and when retirees say they actually did,” writes Rebecca Moore in An interesting  plansponsor.com piece, citing the 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) from the

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FUTURE RELIANCE ON SOCIAL SECURITY

“A CRR analysis finds that total wealth from retirement plans has largely been flat from 1992 to 2010,” notes a piece in thinkadvisor.com headlined Future Retirees Could Be More Reliant on Social Security. “Employer-sponsored retirement plans are providing less retirement

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RETIREMENT CONFIDENCE- UP

“Seventy-eight percent of investors think they will have enough money to maintain the lifestyle they want in retirement, up from 69% in 2014, “ writes Lee Barney in a plansponsor.com piece, citing the Wells Fargo/Gallop Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.

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RETIREMENT IQ: 3 KEY QUESTIONS

“How much do you know about planning for a long, financially secure retirement? Fidelity Investments recently prepared a two-part quiz that can help you answer that question,” writes Steve Vernon in another of his first-rate cbsnews.com MoneyWatch columns. “The first

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SOME BASICS ABOUT MEDICARE

There’s always room for another informational article about Medicare, and one by Katie Young and Jessica Dickler for cnbc.com is particularly helpful for those seniors who may be a bit fuzzy on the basics. “For starters,” they write, “there are

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