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April 21, 2014
How one retired couple sold the house, traveled the world instead and made it work
There is a movement afoot by retirees to skip retirement in the traditional sense by selling their homes and worldly possessions to go out and see the world. ... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
Most Americans think their financial discipline could be better
A little less than one in five (18 percent) consider themselves a highly disciplined financial planner, meaning they know their exact goals, have developed specific plans to meet them, and rarely deviate from those plans. ... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
Higher fines compel PPACA sign-ups
Gallup says fines under PPACA may convince a significant amount of the still-uninsured to sign up for health coverage. ... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
Social Security will stop forwarding letters
Now, companies looking for lost retirement plan participants will have to do the research on their own. ... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
Advisors feeling a little out of control
The greatest obstacles advisors face when it comes to productivity and profitability are trying to do too much, increased administrative burden and procrastination, the survey found. ... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
6 ways to fumble ‘pay or play’
The final regulations issued by the IRS defining employer shared responsibility requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are, at times, so complex they leave even the experts scratching their heads.... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
What Kathleen Sebelius has meant to PPACA – and what now
Kathleen Sebelius made a career out of praising, touting and defending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
Most workers ill-well prepared for job loss
If they were to lose their job today, more than half of workers ages 55 and older say they could go at least a year without experiencing financial hardship. But for those 34 and younger, just 18 percent believe they could last that long without suffering economically.... Full Story
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April 21, 2014
Exchanges seek web help
The boards of two state-based public exchanges tackled enrollment system problems at meetings this week.... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
Gallup data suggests PPACA is working
Gallup reported this week that 11.8 percent of U.S. adults say they got a new health insurance policy in 2014, attributing the gain mostly to PPACA. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
BlackRock beats 1Q estimates
Asset growth was driven by $14 billion of net inflows into BlackRock's retail products, including its mutual funds, the firm said. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
Britain plans to tell pensioners how long they’ll live
Experts will take into account factors such as gender, place of residence and whether they smoke. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
Job prospects look good for 2014 grads
The economy’s picking up and employers are looking to hire these newly minted workhorses. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
CDHP enrollees healthier
New research about consumer driven health plans finds what proponents of the plans have long lamented: That enrollees in CDHP plans are better educated and healthier than others. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
New policy ensures retirement savings plan if disabled
One in four 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire, according to the Council for Disability Awareness. When that happens, people immediately look at the impact it will have on their job and their paycheck. But what about their retirement?... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
PBGC settlement results in company’s $207.5 million pension payment
Under a settlement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., has made $207.5 million of additional contributions to its pension plan. ... Full Story
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