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Rent--Or Buy?

Aug 8, 2008
Question: My husband is 52 and I am 51. He works and I retired in 07 taking my pension in a lump sum which I now take small amount from each month...
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

Charge it to my retirement account

Aug 1, 2008
It's easier than every to borrow against your nest egg with 401(k) debit cards, but everyone from the SEC to Congress is railing against the cards, with one senator even proposing a ban. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Is a reverse mortgage right for you?

Aug 1, 2008
Another change from the new housing bill: Easier and safer reverse mortgages for America's seniors. Still, it's a better option for some homeowners more than others. Lenora Chu reports.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

Estate planning: Your questions

Jul 25, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura joins host Tess Vigeland a final time in our series about planning for the end. This week: John answers your questions about estate planning.
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Seeing the need to prepare for death

Jul 18, 2008
In our continuing series about estate planning, we're talking to people who deal with death on a regular basis. In this installment, we hear from someone who provides spiritual counseling to families, Rabbi Gary Oren.
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Is your employer doing the '401k float'?

Jul 18, 2008
Some Americans are giving their employers an interest-free loan, whether they know it or not. It's all thanks to the "float" -- the time it takes for 401k contributions to move out of your paycheck and into your retirement account. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Most Americans will outlive savings

Jul 14, 2008
A new study finds that three out of five middle-class Americans won't have enough saved to last through retirement with their current standard of living. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Medical power of attorney & living wills

Jul 11, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura continues his discussion with host Tess Vigeland about planning for the end with a conversation about medical power of attorney and living wills.
Posted In: Health, Retirement

Planning for death: Social worker

Jul 11, 2008
We present another take on the tough business of planning for the end. This week, we hear from Isabella Vidrialis, a clinical social worker at a hospice in Los Angeles.
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Retirement and Taxes

Jul 11, 2008
Question: Contributing to my 401 now is lowering my tax bracket, but I will have to pay taxes on this $ later. Is there a standard tax bracket in...
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