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Home away from home: Top 5 places to retire abroad
CNBC
WATCH: Gov. Matt Bevin Gives The Media A Piece of His Mind (Video)
Red State • Andrea Ruth
Government starts online performance assessment system for bureaucrats
The Economic Times of India • Aman Sharma
Have a Day Off? Tackle Your Financial To-Do List
The New York Times • Ron Lieber
The Four Big Millennial Money Mistakes
Forbes • Contributor, Neale Godfrey
Finding Your First Financial Adviser After 50
Forbes • Contributor, Next Avenue
Who killed retirement security? If you look closely, it wasn't the 401(k)
The Hill • Andrew G. Biggs, Opinion Contributor
Money in the bank isn't safe from inflation
Los Angeles Times • Liz Weston
As WEF Says, Pension Ages Simply Must Rise As We All Live Longer
Forbes • Contributor, Tim Worstall
Canadian teenagers smarter than most about money, OECD finds
CBC Radio-Canada • Pete Evans
 
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Home away from home: Top 5 places to retire abroad
CNBC
International Living ranks this year's top 5 easiest places to move abroad for retirement or just for a change of pace.
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Pensions & Retirement Plans, Politics & Policy
WATCH: Gov. Matt Bevin Gives The Media A Piece of His Mind (Video)
Red StateAndrea Ruth
At a press conference on Friday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) gave the media what they asked for and delivered a point by point rundown on why he, according to them, gives short shrift to news reporters. Bevin addressed several issues he...
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Pensions & Retirement Plans
Government starts online performance assessment system for bureaucrats
The Economic Times of IndiaAman Sharma
NEW DELHI: Probity, Sparrow and Solve -- these are the three new buzzwords for the central government by which bureaucrats and their service records are now going to be assessed through online portals to take the big call on retiring the non-performers...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Have a Day Off? Tackle Your Financial To-Do List
The New York TimesRon Lieber
Suggestions from The Times’s personal finance columnist on how to spent part of your start-of-summer holiday.
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Finance, Investment Industry
The Four Big Millennial Money Mistakes
ForbesContributor, Neale Godfrey
How To Throw A Super Bowl Party For Under $50 Millennials and money It’s hard to admit to making mistakes. Moreover, it’s sometimes harder to know when you are making mistakes. Millennials are the smart, “now” generation, connected and savvy about consuming...
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Finance, Financial Regulatory Bodies
Finding Your First Financial Adviser After 50
ForbesContributor, Next Avenue
Many people decide it's time to get a financial adviser after they turn 50 when they have major life events or are nearing retirement.
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Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Employee Benefits
Who killed retirement security? If you look closely, it wasn't the 401(k)
The HillAndrew G. Biggs, Opinion Contributor
“America’s retirement savings system has failed,” famed financial planning author Jane Bryant Quinn has said — and she isn’t short of company. Media articles regularly recount the ways in which Americans, burdened with the responsibility of saving for retirement through 401(k)s, fail...
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Economic Policy, Finance
Money in the bank isn't safe from inflation
Los Angeles TimesLiz Weston
Dear Liz: I am 68 and not in very good health due to heart disease. I’m not sure what do with my savings of over $1 million, which sits in online bank accounts, earning 1.25% to 1.35% in 18-month certificates of deposit....
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Aging, Economic Policy
As WEF Says, Pension Ages Simply Must Rise As We All Live Longer
ForbesContributor, Tim Worstall
The World Economic Forum has told us that pension ages must rise as lifespans increase. And they're entirely correct too. The tensions between 30 or 40 year working lives and 30 or 40 year retirements mean that we simply cannot in fact...
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Currencies, Economic Policy
Canadian teenagers smarter than most about money, OECD finds
CBC Radio-CanadaPete Evans
Canadian teenagers are more financially literate than most people their age in other rich countries, but more than one out of eight still fails to meet what the OECD considers a baseline level of proficiency in the topic. That's according to a...
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