Finance :: Retirement

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Once the Midterm Polls Close, Stocks Often Pop

By Stan Choe | Nov 3
How will Tuesday's midterm elections affect you? No matter which party wins, the most immediate impact may be on your investment portfolio. Once the polls close, stocks have historically gone on to sizzle in the months following a midterm election.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

What's Next for Funds When Fed Stops Buying Bonds?

By Stan Choe | Oct 13
On Oct. 29, virtually all economists expect the Federal Reserve to announce the end of its program that bought bonds every month in order to boost the job market. The purchases are widely credited for fueling price increases of all kinds of investments.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Ways to Prepare for Possible Long-Term Care Costs

By Alex Veiga | Oct 3
Many of us hold on to an idyllic vision of our golden years, imagining we'll be in good health and living self-sufficiently in our own home.

Apple Bites Stock Market

By Matthew Craft | Sep 26
A stumble by Apple set off a rout in the stock market yesterday, its worst day in nearly two months. All 30 big companies in the Dow Jones industrial average and the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.

Avoiding the Home of the Hard-Up

By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Sep 21
Between the Dutch tulip bubble and the U.S. housing bubble, there have been many other bubbles that have grown and burst. It seems that no matter how many calamities investors experience, they run from bubble to bubble like hipsters to trends.

Georgia City Moves Ahead on Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Aug 28
A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.

Not So Golden: Wealth Gap Lasting into Retirement

By Michael Hill | Aug 8
William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It's a looming threat, but there's little he can do. He has saved little in a 401(k) over the past decade, spending most of his working life self-employed.

Nearly One-in-Four Americans Dogged by Debt Collectors

Aug 4
The recession may have slowed somewhat, but millions of Americans find themselves in hock to creditors. Many Americans who suffered economic hardships, including unemployment, are finding it hard to chip away at their debt. Anthony Mason reports.

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