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Social Security Cuts Loom Large
By: Brian O'Connell
NEW YORK (sbup) — A large block of future retirees can expect to see their Social Security benefits dwindle by 19%, thanks to a 29-year-old piece of legislation that curtailed government retirement benefits. If the feds don't find other ways to shore up the pension system, it means bad news for millions of Americans under 50. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — A common post-recession theme in the world of personal finance has been the trend of young people putting off retirement planning, but a new study from the Employee Benefit and Research Institute (EBRI) finds that the move may not pay off as much as those workers think. Read more»
DIY CDs: A New Way to Save
By: Brian O'Connell
NEW YORK (sbup) — Banks have been burning the midnight oil trying to lure savings investors back to certificates of deposit, but they’ve been having tough luck. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Investors have been pouring money into junk bonds over the past year, but many might be better off with a less sexy alternative: plain old bank savings. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — One demographic is poised for harmonic convergence with smaller community banks but it’s at the lower end of the age scale, where the Justin Bieber set resides. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — No one was surprised when the Federal Reserve decided Tuesday to keep interest rates low – experts have been predicting that for weeks. But if you go back six months or a year, most pros thought the Fed might be nudging rates up by now, suggesting that the economy just hasn’t perked up as fast as many people had thought it would. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Your bank savings are paying next to nothing, so maybe it’s time to look at an age-old alternative: gold. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Do you have savings envy? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Financial advisors are big on the idea of building some financial self-insurance, or an emergency fund. But there’s an art to building such a fund, and it goes way beyond popping a few bucks into a savings account. The idea is to put about six months of your annual income away in a rainy day fund in case of a financial emergency. That could mean the loss of a job, a health issue or some other financial calamity. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — It’s February: Time to stop making excuses about the holidays and set your New Year’s financial strategy in motion by boosting your savings rate to offset inflation. Read more»
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