Retirement

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
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Many older Americans like to ease into being an ex-worker — but you need to think carefully about just how to get there. Pat Sterner, who runs her own business consulting for nonprofits in Duluth, Minn., would love to retire and spend more time kayaking on Lake Superior. In the summer, she says, her neighbors
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Everyone, sometime or another, dreams of quitting. For millions, the fantasy is real. More than 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in November alone — the highest one-month total on record. Much of the turnover has been in hospitality, retail and other lower-wage jobs that have been particularly challenging during the pandemic. But the
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As life spans grow, a small subspecialty of financial planners address multiple stages of old age. When Cynthia Hutchins started her career as a financial planner in the 1980s, the concept of “retirement” was simple and straightforward. Most of her clients envisioned a few years of leisure after their full-time careers ended, with a pension,
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Pinterest pledged $50 million to overhaul its corporate culture and promote diversity as part of an agreement to resolve allegations that it discriminated against women and people of color, according to court documents and statements from the plaintiffs and the company. The settlement was announced on Wednesday by Seth Magaziner, the general treasurer of Rhode
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