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Raising the Debt Ceiling

Who does the U.S. actually owe $16.7 trillion to?

by Paddy Hirsch Oct 2, 2013
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.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has informed Congress that the government will exhaust its borrowing authority by October 17, after which it could default on its loans.
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Employer health plans get the 401(k) treatment

by Lizzie O'Leary Sep 13, 2013
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How to manage retirement plans as they pile up

by Paddy Hirsch Jun 26, 2013
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.
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Father of modern 401(k) says it fails many Americans

by Scott Tong Jun 13, 2013
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.

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by Allan Sloan May 8, 2013
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.
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Some advice for the 401(k) generation

by Chris Farrell Jan 4, 2013
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IBM remakes its match

by Amy Scott Dec 7, 2012
The tech giant is shifting its 401(k) plan to once-a-year matches instead of monthly payments.

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The 401(k) system doesn't work

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 27, 2012
Many Americans are unprepared for retirement -- and an economics professor believes government intervention is necessary to create a viable retirement system.

Americans getting risky with their 401(k)s

by Tess Vigeland Jul 20, 2012
Americans are trying to recoup losses from the recession by gambling with their retirement accounts.
More Americans are taking on high risks on their 401(k)s to recoup losses from the recession.
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CalPERS earnings fall flat

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 17, 2012
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.