Retirement

TOPLINE The stock market moved higher on Friday, reversing early losses, after positive coronavirus vaccine news helped offset growing investor concerns about a record number of new U.S. cases. Stocks ticked higher after Gilead’s coronavirus treatment showed positive data. Marcel Kusch/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.4%,
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Getty In June, the Department of Labor advanced a rule relating to socially responsible investing – also commonly known as environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investing. The proposed regulation by the Labor Department reiterates that fiduciaries are prohibited from disregarding pecuniary considerations to instead pursue ESG-related considerations. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
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TOPLINE The stock market opened slightly higher on Friday, reversing earlier losses, after positive coronavirus vaccine news helped offset growing investor concerns about a record number of new U.S. cases. Stocks ticked higher after Gilead’s coronavirus treatment showed positive data. Marcel Kusch/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up
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We begin with the growth process for the guaranteed benefit base during the deferral or accumulation period before distributions begin. This growth is important because it is subsequently used to determine the amount of guaranteed lifetime income provided by the annuity. The deferral period can be skipped if the retiree wants lifetime distributions to begin
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor Getty This is the time of year when personal finance writers like to tell readers to give themselves a midyear money checkup. That’s a good idea for 2020 and my co-hosts on the Friends Talk Money podcast and I have a few suggestions in our latest episode. But frankly,
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TOPLINE Stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday as rallying tech shares helped offset investor concerns about the surge in coronavirus cases across the country derailing an economic recovery. Stocks moved slightly higher after a sell-off on Tuesday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7%, nearly 200 points, on Wednesday,
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Trump’s Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission are scheming to make 401ks “greater” … [+] than ever, i.e., greater fees, greater risks and greater conflicts. That’s great for the wolves of Wall Street, not-so-great for America’s workers and no way to Make America Great Again. Getty Trump’s Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission
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By Nancy Collamer, Next Avenue Contributor Getty How do you stay hopeful about your career during times like these? It’s a tall order. Unemployment is near record highs. Hiring is sluggish. And the triple whammy of continued economic volatility, civil unrest and Covid-19 has us all on edge. It’s no wonder that 72% of Americans
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Growing Plant On Money – Finance Investment Concept Getty Monthly dividend stocks are securities that pay a dividend every month instead of quarterly or annually. More frequent dividend payments mean a smoother income stream for investors, notes Ben Reynolds; the editor of Sure Dividend and contributor to MoneyShow.com provides a countdown of his 5 top
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By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue Contributor Getty An idea is gaining traction among some economists and scholars to deal with the pandemic in America: Isolate and lockdown older Americans, possibly until there is a vaccine. Everyone else gets to go back to work and regain something resembling normalcy. Some proponents call it “shielding” the eldest,
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