Retirement

A forensic investigation commissioned by 19,000 retirees participating in the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio spurs a special audit by State Auditor. “The information obtained to date supports a reasonable basis for conducting a special audit,” says Auditor. As absurd as it seems, participants in pensions historically have had virtually no say in how
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor It’s probably the biggest retirement question you have (after Do I have enough money to retire?): Where should I live in retirement? The question really needs to be split in half: Which community and neighborhood should I live in? And what kind of home should I live in? Right Place,
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By Michael MacDonald, Next Avenue How can you feel younger in your retirement years? This is a big question and one I am just starting to get a handle on, I think. I am almost 67, quite healthy and am fortunate enough to not have serious financial worries. Both my wife and I are psychologists and
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Restarting a significant literary career that’s 13 books long is hard at any age. Doing so after an eight-year gap, at 91, is especially inspiring. Then add your husband dying from Covid-19 while you survived, plus a famous, witty novelist daughter (author of nine books including “The Wife” and “The Female Persuasion”). And there you
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The other day, my teenage son announced we should all support the Build Back Better Bill because it was so much fun to say. So how about a Better Build Back Better Bill? And, yes, these principles are, admittedly, wishful thinking, centering on good governance rather than “ways to make voters happy and win elections.”
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Where’s the best place for you to live once you retire? You can gain insights into that decision by reading the 2021-2022 Best Places to Retire report from U.S. News & World Report.  For most people, however, the rankings may not be the most important factor when it comes to choosing a place to live during retirement. Let’s
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Asia Aviation—the operator of Thailand’s Thai AirAsia—will raise as much as 17.9 billion baht ($536 million) to boost the group’s finances and help revive the loss-making airline that’s been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Through a private placement, Asia Aviation will sell 7.8 billion baht of shares to Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia Group,
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Americans receiving Social Security benefits in 2022 will see the largest increase in their payments in four decades, according to the Social Security Administration. The 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), announced in mid-October, will translate to an additional $92 for retirees’ average monthly benefit next year, bringing that estimated amount to $1,657. While that’s a significant
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By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue The numbers are worrisome. The typical 54- to 64-year-old with a 401(k) or IRA owns a median portfolio worth about $135,000 and more than a quarter of workers don’t have retirement savings accounts (mainly because their employer doesn’t offer one). Is it any surprise older Americans worry their quality of life
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