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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 PREPAREDNESS

“While most Americans realize retirement will be the biggest purchase of their lifetime—costing 2.5 times the cost of an average home—81% say they do not know how much money they will need to fund their retirement,” writes Rebecca Moore in

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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND RETIREMENT

“Lost in the flurry of [Trump Administration] activity is the pressing question of how to deal with the American retirement crisis,” writes Suzanne Woolley in a bloomberg.com piece. “The median working-age family had $5,000 saved for retirement in 2013, according

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TAKING STOCK OF BONDS

You would think that most investors possess a basic understanding of bonds, but in fact a fairly large major of them apparently do not. In an excellent businessinsider.com piece, Bob Bryan examines the issue: “There are two ways to measure

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HIGHER EDUCATION, HIGHER FINANCIAL ANXIETY

“College education trumps retirement savings for many parents,” according to an excellent piece on thinkadvisor.com that’s heavy on statistics—and financially stressful implications “A great disparity exists between how much children think their parents will contribute to their college education and

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PENSION PARAMETERS: MARKET UPDATE: SECOND QUARTER 2016

It’s taking-stock time (in a manner of speaking) for the economy, and here’s a second-quarter 2016 overview from Kevin F. McCormack, president, Pension Parameters Financial Services, Inc: After a difficult winter, the U.S economy avoided the worst fears of investors

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LIFE EXPECTANCY AND RETIREMENT

You may not think of it this way, but good health does bring with it certain costs. For one thing, possibly pushing back a planned retirement. “When Americans think of retirement, 65 is often the magic number that pops up.

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CRUCIAL RETIREMENT YEARS

“Picture your first years in retirement and a lot of happy images probably come to mind: fun times with the grandkids, long-postponed travel and days free of deadlines and schedules,” writes the always interesting Kelley Holland in a cnbc.com piece

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HOME SALES HITTING HIGH

We haven’t visited the subject in a while, so we’ll ask the question: what’s the state of the housing market? As reported by Lucia Mutikani in a revealing reuters.com piece, “new U.S. single-family home sales recorded their biggest gain in

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Top Year-End IRA Reminders from IRS

Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are important vehicles for you to save for retirement. If you have an IRA or plan to start one soon, there are a few key year-end rules that you should know. Here are the top

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