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More bad news on retirement

Feb 23, 2012
A substantial fraction of people die with virtually no financial assets -- 46.1 percent with less than $10,000.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, aging, Social Security

51%: An ominous number

Feb 22, 2012
More Americans are at risk of a lower standard of living in retirement.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, sfaety net

Small talk: New car smell, Girl Scout cookies

Feb 17, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Girl Scouts get high-tech, that new car smell is toxic and getting to Ecuador if you're a retiree.
Posted In: Girl Scouts, new car, Ecuador, Retirement

For five years of love and fiscal responsibility

Feb 17, 2012
A marine declares his love for his wife of five years, who along with love diligently sent him burned copies of Marketplace Money every week through two tours of duty.
Posted In: marriage, finances, Savings, Retirement, military

A little risk in the portfolio could be worth it

Feb 8, 2012
The markets will always have their ups and downs, but Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics thinks the best way to prepare for a long retirement is to keep a little risk in your portfolio, especially as markets are looking up.
Posted In: stock market, Retirement, stocks

Getting Personal: To move or not to move

Feb 3, 2012
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell discuss the possibility of more transparency on 401(k) fees. Plus, callers ask questions about supporting retired parents and the pros and cons of uprooting a family for a new job.
Posted In: home, Retirement, Money, Mexico, underwater, House

Stepping up and stepping in for an aging parent

Feb 3, 2012
People coping with elderly parents in failing health face tough decisions. But there are warning signs indicating when loved ones should step in.
Posted In: elderly, alzheimers, financial, home, Retirement, dementia, warning signs

Term isn't for life

Jan 24, 2012
My husband and I have had term life insurance since we married. Now that our children are on their own, I'm considering canceling my life insurance. Is this "penny wise and pound foolish"? We no longer depend on my income to pay bills. What other reasons are there for keeping term life insurance? Jane, Shorewood, WI
Posted In: life insurance, insurance, Savings, Retirement

For saving for her own future

Jan 20, 2012
This week's piggy is going to a mother who spent her money to keep her daughter happy.
Posted In: children, Savings, Retirement

Letters: Saving as much as you can

Jan 13, 2012
Tess Vigeland and senior producer Paddy Hirsch go through the Marketplace Money mailbag.
Posted In: letters, Saving, Retirement, emergency fund

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