Eileen Ambrose

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Small businesses would be able to band together to create a joint 401(k) retirement plan, and some part-time workers could participate in their employer’s plan, under proposals to be included in President Obama’s final budget to Congress.
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Federal lawmakers will simplify tax planning for many by making certain tax breaks permanent — including one for charitably inclined older investors.
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The U.S. Department of Labor is paving the way for states to sponsor retirement plans for millions of private-sector workers who don’t have such programs on the job.
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Update: The Social Security Administration says it will immediately stop collecting old debts by grabbing taxpayers' refunds.
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The federal agency that insures private pensions is proposing a rule change that would add greater protection for workers who roll 401(k) money into a traditional pension.
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If you need more evidence that payday loans can be a debt trap, look no further than today's report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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One of the hurdles blocking the extension of unemployment insurance benefits for about 2 million long-term unemployed workers has been eliminated.
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Buried in the details of President Barack Obama's 2015 budget are tax changes that could upend many people's estate and retirement planning.
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Last year's gangbuster stock market pushed 401(k) savings account balances to record highs, according to two major retirement account providers.
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A day after President Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for the Treasury Department to create a "starter" savings account, experts are weighing whether it will be worthwhile or just another ignored investment tool.
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