Monthly Archives: March 2015

Easter Fun

In anticipation of Easter, I thought this article would prove helpful in sorting which type of egg to dye. Wall Street Journal — Free Range? Cage-Free? Organic?

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Auto Workers’ Medical Benefits at Risk Under New Tax

via Wall Street Journal Detroit’s negotiations this summer to reach a new four-year labor deal won’t just be an argument about wages. Generous health-care benefits for about 135,000 unionized factory workers are at risk of being cut to prepare for … Continue reading

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Five Years of the Affordable Care Act

via RAND Corporation The Affordable Care Act has officially been part of the U.S. health care landscape for five years. We reflect on the twists and turns that followed its passage and the RAND research that informed debates along the way, … Continue reading

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Scientists’ New Goal: Growing Old Without Disease

via Wall Street Journal Some of the top researchers on aging in the country are trying to get an unusual clinical trial up and running. They want to test a pill that could prevent or delay some of the most … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way for Retirees to Invest Their Nest Egg?

via Wall Street Journal The nest egg is under pressure. People are living longer—sometimes a lot longer—at a time when their ability to comfortably support themselves has never seemed more at risk. So the big question for retirees, or for … Continue reading

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The Financial Challenge of Retirement and How to Meet It

via Wall Street Journal RETIREMENT CHALLENGE: A new book, “Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It,” offers a distressingly clear picture of the financial challenge that most of America faces—and an optimistic appraisal of how … Continue reading

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A Guide to Not Retiring

via Wall Street Journal It’s an inescapable reality of getting older: At some point, everybody expects you to retire. There’s your spouse, who perhaps is already retired and is looking forward to enjoying a relaxing life with you—traveling, visiting grandchildren … Continue reading

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How to Fund a Roth IRA Through a Standard 401(k)

via Wall Street Journal I have read recent articles on making after-tax contributions to a 401(k) plan and later rolling them into a Roth IRA. I work for a company that offers the standard pretax 401(k) and the after-tax Roth … Continue reading

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Fears About Target Funds

via Wall Street Journal Retirement-plan investors often aren’t sure how to allocate the money they’re socking away in their 401(k) accounts. So the rise of target-date funds—which automatically shift investors’ money from stocks to fixed income gradually over the years—has … Continue reading

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The Health Care Supreme Court Case: Who Would Be Affected?

via NY Times The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on whether people in states where the federal government runs the health insurance marketplaces are eligible for subsidies that help them afford insurance. The court’s ruling is expected at … Continue reading

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