Retirement

Topline Stocks finished higher on Friday—capping off a solid rally this week that saw markets rebound from more than seven consecutive weeks of losses, as recession fears continued to subside in light of positive economic data showing inflation moderated slightly last month. Key Facts The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.8%, nearly 600 points, while
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Topline Stocks rallied slightly on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting showed that the central bank is likely to continue raising interest rates by a half-percentage point each in June and July, amid growing urgency to combat surging inflation and avoid an economic downturn. Key Facts Stocks moved higher as
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Topline The retail sector has been hard-hit by a selloff in recent weeks amid warnings from major companies that surging inflation has impacted profits, and despite a rebound on Wednesday, experts predict further challenges ahead as consumer spending becomes increasingly hard to predict. Key Facts Retail and consumer stocks rebounded thanks to reports that Kohl’s
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The editors of Bloomberg recently published a series of editorials on America’s impending “retirement crisis,” which they assert could “under reasonable assumptions … overwhelm state budgets across the country” as impoverished seniors increasingly rely on government handouts to survive. Scary stuff, if true. In fact, the assumptions driving these frigthening claims are anything but reasonable.
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Topline The Federal Reserve isn’t doing its job fighting runaway inflation—and unless the central bank tightens monetary policy and raises interest rates “more aggressively,” the ongoing stock market sell-off could well turn into a full “economic collapse,” warned hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman on Tuesday. Key Facts The Federal Reserve has lost credibility as it has
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Is your traditional IRA or 401(k) down in value this year? Many financial experts are touting this as a good time to convert it to a Roth since you can pay taxes on the lower account value, and when the market recovers, your money can grow to be tax-free. However, here are some reasons why
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The nearly $100 billion State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio never tires of telling its members of past transparency awards it has received from Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber. The fact that Faber’s office is currently conducting a special investigation into the pension’s transparency practices, prompted by public records lawsuits and numerous member complaints—the results
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By Lazetta Rainey Braxton, Next Avenue When I decided to write about Gen X and Money, my interest centered on our financial joys, concerns, trends and the opportunities to position ourselves as the next travelers on the road to retirement. Little did I realize that several columns later, I would be grappling with the term
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