Tag Archive: retirement

Jun 18

Baseball and Social Security numbers tell stories

By Phylis Dills Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Just as Social Security is an American cornerstone, baseball is America’s pastime. Baseball is an annual rite of summer and a game that is known for its numbers. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Cal Ripken’s record 2,632 consecutive games played, and Hank Aaron’s 755 career home runs …

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May 07

For Mother’s Day, discuss mom’s financial future

By Jason Alderman On Mother’s Day, children of all ages thank their moms for the many sacrifices made during their childhoods – and well beyond, considering how many adult children still hit up their moms for a loan or free babysitting. Unfortunately, for many mothers sacrificing extends well beyond sleepless nights and boring recitals. Women …

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Mar 15

Bittersweet goodbyes

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The emotions were mixed. There was both joy and sadness as co-workers trouped in for Darlynn Jones retirement party. The guests ranged in rank from former State Representative Tommy Merritt to several judges, and her co-wrokers. Darlynn Jones did not know she had so many friends and co-workers who cared about her. The surprise retirement …

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Feb 07

Can you start investing with a small amount of money?

By Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz Dear Carrie: Please help. I don’t have a clue as to how to invest my small amount of money. Also, I don’t understand what people mean by “long term” or “short term” in actual years. —A Reader Dear Reader: When you’re just starting out, investing can seem a bit daunting. And in …

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Jan 23

Do You Need More Financial Advice as You Get Older?

  Ask Carrie by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz Dear Carrie: We are getting older and need help managing our investments. What do you suggest for people in our circumstances? —A Reader Dear Reader: You’re wise to be asking this now because, as much as we don’t like to think about it, the older we get the more …

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Jan 05

Boosting your retirement plan contributions

By Jason Alderman For the first time since 2009, the IRS has increased the amount people can contribute to their 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. Effective January 1, 2012, the maximum annual contribution grows by $500 to $17,000, thanks to an increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), …

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Nov 30

Deadline nears

By Jason Alderman Reaching your 70th birthday is cause for celebration. But thanks to our quirky tax code, a potentially more important milestone arrives six months later. IRS rules say that you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts beginning in the year you reach age 70 …

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Nov 09

Gift of a good retirement

By Phylis Dills, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When the holidays come, the money goes — usually for presents and parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. If you haven’t started already, now …

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