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Will a health savings account change my SSA retirement?
Q: I am considering use of a heath savings account plan at work. Using one would reduce my taxes but have a secondary result of lowering my earnings for Social Security.Can this reduce my future Socia...
12/2/13 at 12:51 PM When to start Social Security - a new short video 11/29/13 at 10:03 AM
Working & benefits: the 2014 retirement earnings test 11/20/13 at 3:24 PM
HEALTH CARE REFORM: Impact on Individuals and Families... 2014 and 2018
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), originally approved by the Senate on December 24, 2009, was passed by the House on March 21, 2010 and signed into law by President Obama on ...
9/5/13 at 8:21 AM Early Retirement Stopped by ACA Premiums? How to estimate your premium and what departments check your records 6/27/13 at 1:37 PM
Which Way is the Market Going? 6/24/13 at 2:36 PM
Should I Give Money to my Adult Child?
When I work with clients who give money to their adult children, I am always curious why. Since preparing a comprehensive budget is part of the counseling process, the topic often comes up. The adult ...
8/11/13 at 7:55 AM 5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money 4/17/13 at 8:22 AM
Inflation: Retirement's Silent Killer 4/4/13 at 10:13 AM
My neighbor Kyle just retired. I imagine this life transition will be an interesting one for Kyle as he is a "do-er" and now he has a lot more time to "do". Not that he doesn't know how to relax - he ...
6/28/13 at 7:58 AM It did my heart good... 12/28/12 at 9:32 PM
Okay - who is the retiree with the 120 candles? 10/22/12 at 9:59 PM
Target Date Funds...What I Call a Target Rich Environment
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 approved the use of Target Date funds asa default option forretirement plan sponsors and since that time, we have seen an explosion of popularity in its offering (Ta...
3/26/13 at 9:58 AM Are Safe Withdrawal Rates Still Relevant? 3/22/13 at 8:40 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Deb's Retirement...
10/5/12 at 6:17 AM Deb's Retirement 9/29/12 at 6:21 AM
It's Time To Do Your Dream
Think about the power of putting action behind your dream. To walk through the possibilities, lets start with a small dream - taking a vacation. For many people taking a vacation seems like a dream o...
10/3/12 at 1:18 PM Remain Diligent 4/12/12 at 10:45 AM
Prioritizing Preparation 4/4/12 at 10:45 AM
Tips to Retire Rich
There is an article in the latest issue of Kiplinger magazine on how to retire rich. Some of the ideas in the article are to participate in your company's 401k plan or invest in a Roth IRA, pay off s...
9/5/12 at 6:46 AM Strapped for Cash? 4/29/12 at 6:00 AM
Make a Plan 2/2/12 at 7:00 AM
Planning (or not) for Retirement
With a recent major birthday in our household, we were reminded that retirement is closer than ever. Just like planning for kids college and other major financial events in life, they come upon us too...
3/30/12 at 9:22 AM
Mo' money, no problem
In Friday's Money Savin' Mama column, I shared a few ways I found free money after the birth of my now 3-month-old son. Here are a few more ways you can claim free money that I couldn't fit into the f...
11/5/11 at 5:00 AM
Pension vote breakdowns
Here are the vote breakdowns from yesterday's pension votes, in case you're interested. SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL HB 1228: A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 4 of section 54-52-01 ...
2/19/11 at 2:08 PM Retirement bills update 2/18/11 at 8:51 AM
Autism advocates push for health insurance 9/22/10 at 8:08 AM
How Should Someone Invest For Retirement?
By: State Bank & Trust (Member FDIC) Saving for retirement. Those three words can sound scary, especially if you have a short-term goal of getting your finances back on track, as the three famili...
1/12/11 at 10:03 AM
I'm "Retiring" NOT Croaking
Okay, listen up because I'm not going to repeat this again. Ever since I notified people...friends and business associates...that I was going to retire from my present position and "cut back" on my t...
11/29/10 at 2:36 PM
Retirement, Baby Boomers, Medicare, Health Insurance
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 47% pf the baby boomers will not have enough money to live on. If you are not 65you don't quality for Medicare. Many people need a supplemental in...
10/11/10 at 8:29 AM
Solicitor General Elena Kagan seems to be handling the Senate Judiciary Committee pretty well. Wednesday was her third day of testimony and she was displaying patience, humor and intelligence. The sen...
6/30/10 at 1:00 PM