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Early champions of the most ubiquitous retirement plan in the US say it hasn"t lived up to its promise — 5 financial advisers break down where it shines and fails

YouTube screencapThe 401(k) — perhaps the most ubiquitous but frequently underutilized retirement vehicle in the US — came under fire last week in a gloomy article from The Wall Street Journal, in which .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 11th, 2017

India Fails to Break Deadlock on New Sales Tax

The Goods and Services Tax is supposed to simplify India's financial landscape. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s plan to launch a new national sales tax next April got a jolt on Saturday after a two-day meeting with state officials ended w.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 3rd, 2016

Community banks due a break early in Trump term: Hensarling

Community banks will face less red tape and be able to lend to more small businesses once Congress erases financial rules conceived after the economic downturn of 2008, a leading Republican lawmaker said on Thursday. The plan from Jeb Hensarling, chairman.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 1st, 2016

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: "How do I get around tax penalties if I want to retire early?"

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Certified financial planner Jeff Rose answers: My wife and I have recently made the decision to retire in 10 years. Over the next ten years, we plan to put $40,000 a year into a retirement account and withdraw 3%-4% percent a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 6th, 2016

Market Extra: U.K.’s May offers escape hatch to banks, car makers in Brexit plan speech

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May hints to the British financial services industry and auto makers that she’ll seek to get special trade deals for those sectors, even as the country is heading for a break from the EU and its single market......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 18th, 2017

Exxon Mobil Cashes Out Ex-CEO Tillerson Ahead of Confirmation Hearings

Exxon Mobil has awarded former Chief Executive Rex Tillerson a $180 million retirement package as the company moves to break financial ties with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 4th, 2017

Exxon Cashes Out Ex-CEO Tillerson

Exxon Mobil has awarded former Chief Executive Rex Tillerson a $180 million retirement package as the company moves to break financial ties with the nominee for secretary of state......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 4th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Exxon Mobil grants Tillerson $180 million retirement package

Exxon Mobil Corp. has awarded former Chief Executive Rex Tillerson a $180 million retirement package as the company moves to break financial ties with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 3rd, 2017

Champions of the 401k lament the revolution they started

The dominant vehicle for retirement savings has fallen short of its early backers’ rosy expectations. The culprits: longer life spans, high fees and stock-market declines......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 3rd, 2017

The champions of the 401(k) lament the revolution they started

The dominant vehicle for retirement savings has fallen short of its early backers’ rosy expectations. The culprits: longer life spans, high fees and stock-market declines......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 3rd, 2017

A decision I made in 5 minutes is going to more than double my savings for the entire year

Emmie Martin/Business InsiderBack in September, I emulated a financial plan for retiring early and put 50% of my disposable income into savings. Let's be real: It was hard — but.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 20th, 2016

MarketWatch and Learn: How to retire early: A 5-step plan

Retirement planning doesn’t have to be a complex process. Here are the key strategies learned by people who have retired early — 35 years early......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 17th, 2016

Kroger Seeks to Cut Costs With Voluntary Retirement Plan

Kroger is offering early retirement to 2,000 corporate employees, in an effort to cut costs amid stiff competition from more stores and online merchants stocking food......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 15th, 2016

Not Just Dallas; Fort Worth Employees" Pension Plan In Deep Trouble

Submitted by Michael Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Dallas isn’t the only city in Texas with a sick retirement fund. Nearby Fort Worth is also in deep trouble. Let’s dive into the Comprehensive Annual  Financial Report for the Fort Worth Employees’.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 13th, 2016

Trump Economic Plan Would Send U.S. Economy To Most Severe Recession Since Early 1980s

Comparing Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan is wrong and misleading. The two eras are diametrically different in most respects. Rising budget deficits, interest rates and dollar will hit U.S. economy and financial markets hard. Comparing Donald Trump to.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesDec 5th, 2016

Preparing for Retirement: CNBC Financial Planner Says You Need $2.5 M!

On a recent show on CNBC, a financial planner surprised everyone when she said a person should have about $2.5 million in his or her retirement plan. Of course, those on hand were aghast by the comments, including myself. But ... Read MoreThis article Pre.....»»

Category: blogSource: dailygainsletterDec 4th, 2016

The "Never-Retirement" Plan: Many Millennials Plan To Keep Working, Survey Says

Are some millennials planning to work, well, forever? It seems so, at least according to a new report looking at financial plans of Americans. Shutterstock A stunning 83% of millennials said they intend to work in retirement, according to the discount bro.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesDec 3rd, 2016

What Trump could do to your retirement

Millions of Americans struggling to save for retirement, or trying to live off their investments in old age, are hobbled each year by high fees on products recommended by financial advisers. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 2nd, 2016

What Trump could do to your retirement

Millions of Americans struggling to save for retirement, or trying to live off their investments in old age, are hobbled each year by high fees on products recommended by financial advisers. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 2nd, 2016

Alibaba executive chairman Ma hopes for early retirement, Nikkei reports

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fly's real-time, streaming news feed keeps individual investors, professional money managers, active trader.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallDec 2nd, 2016

Community banks due a break early in Trump term: Hensarling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Community banks will face less red tape and be able to lend to more small businesses once Congress erases financial rules conceived after the economic downturn of 2008, a leading Republican lawmaker said on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 1st, 2016