Retirement

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And a SoftBank-backed start up that wants to save your 401(k). Ready to act.Daniel Roland Europe finally takes on inflation The European Central Bank increased its benchmark interest rates today for the first time in a decade, as inflation surges across countries that use the euro. The bank’s benchmark interest rates, before the increase, had
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You can’t leave money in your I.R.A. forever, as dictated by I.R.S. rules. This can put retired investors in a tough spot. Financial planners warn investors against trying to time the market. It is notoriously difficult to guess exactly when sentiment on Wall Street will reverse course — even professionals are likely to get it
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Steep downturns of stocks by 20 percent or more are relatively rare, but how long they last could portend damage — for you and the economy. The S&P 500 on Monday dropped into its second bear market of the pandemic, crossing a symbolic and worrisome threshold as stocks plunge following a meteoric rise over the
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But there are rules around opening one for a child. First: The child must have earned income. Has your teenager landed a summer job? Good! Now, consider putting your child’s earnings to work long term by opening a Roth individual retirement account. It may seem odd to think about retirement savings when your child could
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There may be years when you have to drum up your own work — and create your own retirement plan. Cecile Corral had been feeling optimistic about her retirement savings. For a decade, she was making good use of an employer-sponsored 401(k), contributing 6 percent of her salary and receiving a match of as much
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Financial infidelity destroys trust. It can deliver a serious blow to your post-career planning, too. Jessica Matthews knows what it’s like to be the victim of infidelity — the financial kind. Ms. Matthews, herself a certified financial planner, dealt with it after she discovered years ago that her husband was hiding more than $30,000 in
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Social Security benefits and your savings can be taxed. But in general, older Americans’ tax bills go down. If you dread tax day every year, here’s a bit of good news: Your tax burden probably will lighten when you retire. You’ll still pay taxes on income you receive from sources that haven’t been taxed yet,
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A growing array of investment options make it easier to put digital tokens alongside traditional investments. Here’s what to know. Larry David travels through the ages, pooh-poohing many of the world’s greatest innovations — indoor plumbing, the dishwasher and, lastly, cryptocurrency. “Don’t be like Larry,” the Super Bowl commercial urges. “Don’t miss out on the