Reforms in latest spending bill could help close gender gap in retirement savings

Dec 27, 2022
The SECURE Act 2.0 aims to help part-time and lower-wage workers — categories where women are overrepresented — save for retirement.
Because women typically generally earn less over their lifetimes, it can be more difficult for them to save for retirement, says economist Betsey Stevenson.
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Troubled trading app Robinhood hopes to lure back users — with retirement accounts

Dec 9, 2022
Federal regulators fined the platform $70 million last year for misleading customers into potentially risky stock trades. The company is now hoping to lure new users with its fee-free individual retirement accounts.
This photo illustration shows the logo of trading application Robinhood on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia on January 28, 2021.
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A bill that aims to expand access to 401(k) accounts is on its way to the Senate

Mar 31, 2022
The House approved it by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority.
The Securing a Strong Retirement Act, now in the Senate, aims to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.
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More Americans are looking to retire earlier

Sep 8, 2021
The New York Fed reports that fewer Americans are planning to work deep into their 60s. Many of them are responding to the pressures of the pandemic.
A new survey from the New York Federal Reserve shows respondents are increasingly thinking they'll be exiting the workforce at a young age.

The millions in China who can't afford to retire

Jun 19, 2019
A new pension system doesn't provide as much security.
An elderly man picking trash along Shanghai's streets for $12 a day.
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Why it's important to monitor your retirement fees

Aug 10, 2016
Buried in your 401 (k) plan statements are fees that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars.
A meeting with a retirement adviser 2002 in Miami, Florida, 2002.
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Your Wallet: What are you chasing?

May 8, 2015
Lauren Lyons Cole talks about chasing financial goals.

For public good, not for profit.

Should you let a robo-adviser invest for you?

Feb 6, 2015
Automated financial-advice services have drawbacks.

PODCAST: February jobs report

Mar 7, 2014
A look at supermarket mergers. And some employers are shifting how they contribute to 401(k) plans.

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

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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