Raising the Debt Ceiling
Although we often think of our debt as owed to foreign countries, in reality, America owes a lot of money to ourselves. Even regular Americans indirectly own a large chunk of our national debt.
Some big companies are toying with making the switch from offering traditional health plans to giving workers money to shop for their own health coverage on private exchanges. What does this mean for the cost of your medical insurance?
In 21st century America, jobs for life are rare. For those lucky enough to have jobs with retirement plans, with the many jobs comes many retirement plans, which all send quarterly statements that need tracking.
Ted Benna was a pension consultant who noticed a new tax code provision, K, added to Section 401. He never intended the retirement plan that resulted to replace pensions or become so complicated.
Allan Sloan, senior editor at large at Fortune magazine, explains why he thinks Obama's proposal to limit tax-free retirement savings is a bad idea.
We work day after day, year after year, to get ready for a future when we hope we won't have to work. But retirement isn't quite as simple as it used to be, says commentator Chris Farrell.
Americans are trying to recoup losses from the recession by gambling with their retirement accounts.
The nation's largest public pension fund got just a one percent annual return on its investments, well below the 7.5 percent the California Public Employees' Retirement System had projected for the fiscal year that ended June 30.