Retirement

Protests, EU demands add pressure on Greece's Tsipras

ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout lenders.

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  • 6 Savings Tips for Millennials Who Want to Retire Rich Kiplinger

    Take advantage of the decades you have before retirement to establish good savings habits and benefit from the magic of compounding.

    Take advantage of the decades you have before retirement to establish good savings habits and benefit from the magic of compounding.

  • Fidelity Retirement Analysis: Balances Improve in Q4 2015; Market Volatility Drives Record Customer Engagement
    Fidelity Retirement Analysis: Balances Improve in Q4 2015; Market Volatility Drives Record Customer Engagement Business Wire

    Fidelity Investments® today released its 401 and Individual Retirement Account savings analysis1 for the fourth quarter of 2015, which reveals:

    Fidelity Retirement Analysis: Balances Improve in Q4 2015; Market Volatility Drives Record Customer Engagement

    Fidelity Investments® today released its 401 and Individual Retirement Account savings analysis1 for the fourth quarter of 2015, which reveals:

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    Regulations to drive transparency in financial advice MarketWatch

    One expert says the Department of Labor’s fiduciary regulations, expected to take effect later this year, will make the sale of retirement products more like the sale of cars

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    One expert says the Department of Labor’s fiduciary regulations, expected to take effect later this year, will make the sale of retirement products more like the sale of cars

  • U.S.-based Lowe's to buy Rona, years after nationalist sentiment crushed deal The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL - Home renovation chain Lowe's unveiled a $3.2-billion friendly bid Wednesday to acquire Rona, four years after nationalist sentiment protected the Quebec company from a hostile takeover from …

    U.S. giant Lowe's to buy Rona in deal that would shake up home improvement sector

    MONTREAL - Home renovation chain Lowe's unveiled a $3.2-billion friendly bid Wednesday to acquire Rona, four years after nationalist sentiment protected the Quebec company from a hostile takeover from ...

  • Lowe's wins over Canada's Rona with renewed takeover offer Reuters

    The deal will put Lowe's in a stronger position to compete with Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD - News) in Canada's more-than $30 billion home improvement market. Lowe's, which withdrew a C$1.8 billion offer …

    A Rona store is pictured in Ottawa

    The deal will put Lowe's in a stronger position to compete with Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD - News) in Canada's more-than $30 billion home improvement market. Lowe's, which withdrew a C$1.8 billion offer for Rona in September 2012, said on Wednesday it had made key commitments, including moving the headquarters of its Canadian …

  • Five things you need to know about your RRSP as this year's deadline approaches The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA - Recent volatility on the markets has bruised RRSP investments. As the Feb. 29 deadline for contributions looms, here are five things to know about RRSPs:

    OTTAWA - Recent volatility on the markets has bruised RRSP investments. As the Feb. 29 deadline for contributions looms, here are five things to know about RRSPs:

  • Gen X – “The Worried Generation”: Scottrade Research Reveals Gen X More Concerned About Retirement, Education and Job Security than Other Generations Business Wire

    Generation X is starting to think more seriously about retirement and is wondering if they will have enough money to carry themselves through their golden years, according to financial services firm Scottrade, …

    Gen X – “The Worried Generation”: Scottrade Research Reveals Gen X More Concerned About Retirement, Education and Job Security than Other Generations

    Generation X is starting to think more seriously about retirement and is wondering if they will have enough money to carry themselves through their golden years, according to financial services firm Scottrade, Inc.’s 2016 American Investor Report.

  • Portugal eyes tax hikes for banks, cars in annual budget The Canadian Press

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's government is looking to increase taxes on the country's most profitable business sectors as it tries to reconcile the debt-cutting demands of European authorities …

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's government is looking to increase taxes on the country's most profitable business sectors as it tries to reconcile the debt-cutting demands of European authorities with its ...

  • What will you do with 2,000 hours a year when you retire? RBC finds many Canadians don't know. CNW Group

    TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - When Canadians retire, they will have an average of 2,000 additional hours per year to fill – the time they now spend working. A new RBC survey of 1,500 working Canadians …

    TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - When Canadians retire, they will have an average of 2,000 additional hours per year to fill – the time they now spend working. A new RBC survey of 1,500 working Canadians 50 and older found nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) are unsure what they'll do with that extra time. While the survey …

  • Can wife claim late husband's Social Security? Bankrate.com

    Absent children at home, a spouse can claim a survivor's benefit at age 60, or age 50 if the surviving spouse is disabled. The benefit is a reduced benefit when it's claimed prior to the surviving spouse's …

    Absent children at home, a spouse can claim a survivor's benefit at age 60, or age 50 if the surviving spouse is disabled. The benefit is a reduced benefit when it's claimed prior to the surviving spouse's full retirement age. If you're looking to place your retirement in a relatively safe investment, check out the rates …

  • Don't Let Social Security Touch Your Application Forbes

    Social Security's online retirement benefit application process is a safe way to file for your retirement benefit because it ​asks you this very important question. When do you want your retirement benefit …

    Social Security's online retirement benefit application process is a safe way to file for your retirement benefit because it ​asks you this very important question. When do you want your retirement benefit ...

  • One of the most common strategies rich people use to pay less in taxes is something almost anyone can do Business Insider

    Everyone wants to pay less in taxes, no matter how much money they have. One of the most common...

    Everyone wants to pay less in taxes, no matter how much money they have. One of the most common...

  • Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio US News

    Let's say you have a baseline portfolio allocation of 70 percent stocks and 30 percent bonds. If the equity markets posted strong gains since you last looked at your portfolio, you may now be sitting …

    Let's say you have a baseline portfolio allocation of 70 percent stocks and 30 percent bonds. If the equity markets posted strong gains since you last looked at your portfolio, you may now be sitting at an allocation of 75 percent stocks and 25 percent bonds. "This larger allocation brings with it more market exposure …

  • U.S. Pension Fund Assets Remain Stable GlobeNewswire

    ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 02, 2016-- U.S. institutional pension fund assets totaled $21.7 trillion at the end of 2015, slightly less than the previous year’ s record of $22.1 trillion, according to Willis Towers …

    ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 02, 2016-- U.S. institutional pension fund assets totaled $21.7 trillion at the end of 2015, slightly less than the previous year’ s record of $22.1 trillion, according to Willis Towers ...

  • Canadian private equity, venture capital deal activity soars Reuters

    By Euan Rocha and Matt Scuffham CALGARY/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian private equity investments overseas surged to record levels in 2015 on the back of some major buyouts by Canadian pension funds across …

    By Euan Rocha and Matt Scuffham CALGARY/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian private equity investments overseas surged to record levels in 2015 on the back of some major buyouts by Canadian pension funds across a wide range of sectors, according to data released on Monday. The Thomson Reuters data showed that Canadian private …

  • How Married Couples Can Max Out Their Retirement Accounts US News

    Married couples can often claim twice the retirement savings tax breaks of single people. Couples can also strategically save in their respective workplace retirement accounts to get the best possible …

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    Married couples can often claim twice the retirement savings tax breaks of single people. Couples can also strategically save in their respective workplace retirement accounts to get the best possible employer contributions and investment options. Here's how to maximize the value of retirement accounts as a couple.

  • 5 Factors for Retirees to Consider for Their Investments US News

    Investors have no control over markets, but they can control planning decisions concerning taxes, withdrawal sequences and even strategies for claiming Social Security. Here are some top planning considerations …

    Investors have no control over markets, but they can control planning decisions concerning taxes, withdrawal sequences and even strategies for claiming Social Security. Here are some top planning considerations when saving for retirement. Academic studies have shown that poor market conditions during the early years of …

  • 4 ways to retire by age 55 MarketWatch

    Want to retire early? You’ll probably need to put in decades of smart saving and investing. And abide by these tips.

    Early retirement

    Want to retire early? You’ll probably need to put in decades of smart saving and investing. And abide by these tips.

  • 5 Ways Obama Wants to Change Retirement Accounts US News

    President Obama has already introduced a new type of retirement account: the myRA. Obama will propose removing the "common bond" requirement in an effort to encourage more small employers to set up pooled …

    President Obama has already introduced a new type of retirement account: the myRA. Obama will propose removing the "common bond" requirement in an effort to encourage more small employers to set up pooled retirement accounts. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says these pooled 401(k) plans will allow small businesses to, "share …

  • Document raises questions about Harper retirement policies CBC

    The research, compiled in a 30-page presentation deck, was created as the government came under fire from opposition parties, some provinces and retiree groups for declining to improve Canada Pension Plan …

    Document raises questions about Harper retirement policies

    The research, compiled in a 30-page presentation deck, was created as the government came under fire from opposition parties, some provinces and retiree groups for declining to improve Canada Pension Plan or CPP payouts through higher mandatory contributions from workers and businesses. The CPP issue has already become …