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What's Next for Funds When Fed Stops Buying Bonds?

RETIREMENT | By Stan Choe | Monday Oct 13, 2014
On Oct. 29, virtually all economists expect the Federal Reserve to announce the end of its program that bought bonds every month in order to boost the job market. The purchases are widely credited for fueling price increases of all kinds of investments.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

RETIREMENT | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Ways to Prepare for Possible Long-Term Care Costs

RETIREMENT | By Alex Veiga | Oct 3
Many of us hold on to an idyllic vision of our golden years, imagining we'll be in good health and living self-sufficiently in our own home.

Apple Bites Stock Market

RETIREMENT | By Matthew Craft | Sep 26
A stumble by Apple set off a rout in the stock market yesterday, its worst day in nearly two months. All 30 big companies in the Dow Jones industrial average and the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.

Avoiding the Home of the Hard-Up

RETIREMENT | By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Sep 21
Between the Dutch tulip bubble and the U.S. housing bubble, there have been many other bubbles that have grown and burst. It seems that no matter how many calamities investors experience, they run from bubble to bubble like hipsters to trends.

Georgia City Moves Ahead on Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

RETIREMENT | Aug 28
A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.

Not So Golden: Wealth Gap Lasting into Retirement

RETIREMENT | By Michael Hill | Aug 8
William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It's a looming threat, but there's little he can do. He has saved little in a 401(k) over the past decade, spending most of his working life self-employed.

Nearly One-in-Four Americans Dogged by Debt Collectors

RETIREMENT | Aug 4
The recession may have slowed somewhat, but millions of Americans find themselves in hock to creditors. Many Americans who suffered economic hardships, including unemployment, are finding it hard to chip away at their debt. Anthony Mason reports.

Bond Insurers Vow to Fight Detroit Financial Plan

RETIREMENT | Jul 24
Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy. Results released Monday night show city workers and retirees voted in favor of pension cuts.

House Passes Tax Breaks to Boost Charitable Giving

RETIREMENT | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 21
The House passed a package of tax breaks designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts.

Largest Gathering of LGBT Business Owners in History

RETIREMENT | By EDGE | Jul 18
In a year of historic changes and challenges, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business owners will meet in an unprecedented gathering organized by the National Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce to brainstorm and get energized.