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    Government workers get first crack at phased retirement

    Virtually every survey of American workers finds the majority would like to ease into retirement, perhaps working part time for a few years before calling it quits completely. The problem is, corporate America has been slow to embrace the phased-retirement concept. But that could be changing. The

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    Retirement plan sponsors want more from advisers

    A desire for greater expertise was cited as the primary reason for switching advice providers, says Fidelity survey

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    IRS losing the battle over mega-IRAs as company founders fill retirement accounts with nonpublic stock

    Corporate and private equity executives can accumulate millions of dollars in tax-favored retirement accounts, taking advantage of gaps in the law and IRS enforcement, according to a Government Accountability Office study.The Internal Revenue Service has trouble fighting back, because legal

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    Why the IRS is toothless in the fight against supersized IRAs

    On Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, the Government Accountability Office solves the riddle of the multimillion-dollar IRA. Plus: Oil stocks bounce on the Senate's Keystone 'no' vote, seniors can't wait for Social Security, and strippers pose a threat to the '1099 economy.'

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    Caution: New IRS rules for IRA rollovers come with risks for advisers

    Guidance from the IRS on its one-IRA-rollover-per-year rule requires advisers to know where clients' money has been or risk a snafu that could sever that relationship.

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    SIFMA plans to step up opposition to DOL fiduciary-duty rule

    Wall Street resistance has helped slow down a pending Department of Labor rule to strengthen standards for advisers to retirement plans. With a re-proposal slated for January, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association is urging more of its firms to contact Congress to oppose the ...

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    New Congress is unlikely to tackle Social Security reform

    Now that the midterm elections are behind them, lawmakers can shift their focus to crafting an agenda for the 114th Congress that starts in January. But don't expect it to include Social Security reform. With solid majorities in both the House and Senate, Republicans are unlikely to squander their

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    IRA funds protected in bankruptcy

    An Ohio bankruptcy court recently ruled that funds withdrawn from an individual retirement account and deposited in an individual's business account were protected in bankruptcy. Despite the fact that the IRA distribution was not rolled over to another IRA, it didn't prevent the funds from being ...

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    How Social Security annual increases are calculated

    Some topics are a lot more controversial than others. But I was amazed when my October 1, 2014, article that correctly predicted next year's 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits several weeks before the official announcement triggered more than 80 vehement responses.Most of

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    Now that annuities are OK in retirement plans, what strategy is best?

    Morningstar researcher suggests 30% allocation to annuities – and more equities.

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    Conservative target-date funds weathered the third quarter market rout

    More conservative target-date funds — those favoring higher relative positioning in bonds — weathered the market rout best in the third quarter, according to target date fund analyst Janet Yang of Morningstar Inc.

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    Best- and worst-performing target date funds

    Track the performance of the best and worst target-date funds through the third quarter, and see which funds best weathered the market's volatility.

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    Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path

    Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path New software takes headaches out of the bucket strategy Oct 26, 2014 @ 12:01 am By Mary Beth Franklin + Zoom A few years ago, the Principal Financial Group published a white paper comparing two of the most popular retirement income strategies:

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    How leverage led the market sell-off

    Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin: How leverage led the market sell-off. Plus: Riding wild markets all the way to the elections, the tragic economics of Ebola, using all the Roth tools, more scary theories from Robert Shiller.

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    Ex-Ameriprise adviser pleads guilty to stealing nearly $1 million

    Susan Walker admitted to accusations she used $980,000 of client assets to pay for personal expenses, including vacations and private school tuition.