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Check Your Balance ™️

How the SECURE Act changes saving for retirement

by Samantha Fields Jan 1, 2020
An economist and a financial planner break down the most important changes in the SECURE Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1.
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My Economy

Preparing for retirement, one Google search at a time

by Andie Corban Dec 17, 2019
"I'm realizing I don't even know what I don't know," said Janet Johnson, 63.
Janet Johnson and her husband, Duane Esarey.
Photo courtesy of Janet Johnson
How We Shop

Shopping in the gig economy after retirement

by Sean McHenry Dec 13, 2019
One retiree earns a little extra with a shopping app.
Shipt bags on display.
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Check Your Balance ™️

FAQ: The differences between a pension and a 401(k)

by Samantha Fields Oct 9, 2019
An explanation of how they work and which one is better.
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Have you had your pension frozen or cut?

by Samantha Fields Oct 7, 2019
Fewer people these days have pensions, and those who do live with the risk that their employer might run out of money.
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How retirees cope when their savings are at the mercy of the markets

by Janet Nguyen Aug 26, 2019
Market volatility and the possibility of a recession have affected some retirees' financial decisions.
Many retirees have savings tied up in the stock market.
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How has the stock market affected your retirement?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 15, 2019
Volatile markets can cause your retirement fund to drop.
An inverted yield curve contributed to tumbling markets this week.
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Invest in Marketplace today

Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

Retired California chef builds community by volunteering

by Farida Jhabvala Romero Jul 29, 2019
Communities benefit greatly from experience that retirees offer.
Emam Saber, 77, trims skin off chicken pieces he’ll bake at his San Francisco home. Saber, now retired, used to work as a chef at San Francisco hotels, including the St. Francis and Fairmont.
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Why banks are doubling down on wealth management services

by Justin Ho Jul 23, 2019
For big banks, loans and stock trading are becoming less reliable sources of income.
A flag flies outside the Bank of America Corporate Center in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The millions in China who can't afford to retire

by Jennifer Pak 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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