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Are reverse mortgages on the comeback trail?

Will financial planners resuscitate the reverse mortgage? New loan originations have fallen sharply since their peak year in 2008. Reforms put in place by the federal government several years ago have led the reverse lending industry to target more affluent potential borrowers—the households that tend to work with planners. And some retirement researchers have been […]

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Older and jobless: the recovery’s forgotten story

Six years after the Great Recession ended, jobless older workers are the forgotten story of the economic recovery. U.S. employers are creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs every month, but millions of older workers who want a job cannot find work. The economic data documenting the problem is clear. So is one of the […]

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Automatic enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans drawing scrutiny

The Medicare enrollment process is fraught with complicated choices – but one big decision could be made for you automatically by a health insurance company if you are not on your toes. A little known rule allows some health insurance companies to automatically sign people up for Medicare Advantage plans – the managed care alternative […]

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Going back for a doctorate at mid-life and beyond

While the overall age of Ph.D. candidates has dropped in the last decade, about 14 percent of all doctoral recipients are over age 40, according to the National Science Foundation. Educators are seeing increasing enrollment in doctoral programs by students in their 40s and 50s. Many candidates hope doctorates will help them advance careers in […]

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Military prepares for overhaul in retirement benefits

U.S. Armed Forces - Get Ready to Salute the 401(k). The military, which currently has a traditional defined benefit plan, will adopt a new hybrid program next year that blends an ... [Continue Reading]

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Are reverse mortgages on the comeback trail?

Will financial planners resuscitate the reverse mortgage? New loan originations have fallen sharply since their peak year in 2008. Reforms put in place by the federal government several years ago have led the reverse lending industry to target more affluent potential borrowers—the households that tend to work with planners. And some retirement researchers have been […]

Photo by Fort Rucker via Flickr.

Military prepares for overhaul in retirement benefits

U.S. Armed Forces – Get Ready to Salute the 401(k). The military, which currently has a traditional defined benefit plan, will adopt a new hybrid program next year that blends an existing defined benefit for career personnel with a matching contribution to a 401(k)-style account aimed at covering those who don’t make a lifelong career […]

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Social Security urged to focus on delayed filing, longevity risk

The Social Security Administration needs to up its game when it comes to helping retirees decide when to claim their benefits. The timing of a Social Security claim is the most important financial decision most workers will make about their retirement. Benefits can be claimed as early as age 62, but waiting just a few […]