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Congress Guts Two Key Retirement Strategies

In the dead of night, while no one was looking, two strategies that have helped retirees take advantage of Social Security spousal benefits have been wiped out. As part of the budget deal struck last month by House Republicans and President Obama to raise the U.S. debt limit, two key Social Security "loopholes" have been closed: ...

6 Strategies for 401(k) Success

For the majority of American workers, the 401(k) plan has become their single largest source of retirement savings. If you participate in a 401(k) plan, the good news is that you have more control over your retirement money. The bad news is you have more control over your retirement money. For people who do not have the ...

7 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Figuring out the best time to apply for benefits -- and which benefits you're eligible for -- involves headache-inducing calculations and navigating more than 2,700 rules governing the program's payouts. Make the wrong decision and you could leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table, if not more, according to economist Laurence Kotlikoff and ...