Some food for thought at that Labor Day barbecue: Scammers are increasing their focus on small and midsize businesses. Among the top ploys that burn employers and their labor force:
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.
Move to Cape Cod and spend my days watching the waves roll in ... return to New York to be close to my roots ... or venture someplace completely new. What I want to do when I retire, I still don't know. What I do know is, I want to be in control of my financial future and to live independently as I age.
Medicare officials are offering tips"”and rewards"”to beneficiaries for help fighting fraud. And legislation soon to be introduced in the U.S. Senate would let small businesses pool resources and assets with other small businesses to form multi-employer retirement plans.
Believe it or not, working from home is no easy feat. And more people than you'd think do it: Out of the 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S., about half of those are home-based, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. That's why AARP collected some tips for home-based entrepreneurs, using a lawyer who created her practice out of her home, Beth Henkel, as an example:
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