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Retirement Is Not Just About the Money

Retirement Is Not Just About the Money

You’ve probably heard that we Americans are largely doing a poor job of saving for retirement. A 2016 report by the Economic Policy Institute puts it in stark terms. By 2013, the mean investment wealth for families in their late 50s was about $164,000, which would generate close to $8,000 a year in retirement. When you combine that with the average Social Security benefit of under $17,000 a year, most are woefully unprepared to stop working in their 60s.

New Law Means There’s No Reason to Not Freeze Your Credit

New Law Means There’s No Reason to Not Freeze Your Credit

Last month the President signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Tucked inside this legislation mostly aimed at loosening banking restrictions was an important win for consumers. The law states that people throughout the country soon can put a credit freeze on file with the three credit reporting bureaus for absolutely free. Just as important, you will also be able to thaw your credit freeze temporarily or permanently, also for free.

Smart Moves with Your Company Stock

Smart Moves with Your Company Stock

If you work in the private sector, there’s a good chance that part of your compensation is paid in company stock. This can take the form of options, stock purchase plans, restricted stock or other programs. Making the right choices with company stock is critical when it’s a sizable portion of your net worth. Not only do you need to think about managing your risk while participating in your company’s success, but also there are tax consequences to your actions.