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8 min ago | The Island Packet

Audit: SC pension agency doesn't overpay in fees

The review by Funston Advisory Services is the latest to find no evidence of criminal or ethical wrongdoing at the Retirement System Investment Commission despite years of accusations by Treasurer Curtis Loftis.


Related Topix: Pension, Retirement

4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Investors Can Learn Crucial Lessons From The Two Sides Of Every Trade

Every trade has two sides, writes Steve Utkus a principal and director of the Vanguard Center for Retirement Research.


Related Topix: Retirement, Financial Markets

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Journal and Courier

Why even $1M may not be enough for retirementWhy even $1M may not be...

Retirement costs a lot more money than we realize. Columnist Rodney Brooks speaks with video host Hadley Malcolm about why $2 million in savings is the new $1 million.


Related Topix: Retirement, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Paramus, NJ, Home, Mortgage

The White Plains Daily Voice

Stepinac High To Dedicate Lab To Longtime Teacher

Archbishop Stepinac High School recently announced that it will dedicate a new physics lab to longtime faculty member Ron Tedesco to recognize his achievements throughout his 50 years during a retirement reception on Thursday, May 8. "After teaching physics for so many years at Stepinac, I am deeply touched with this recognition from the school," ... (more)


Related Topix: Retirement

Bellingham Herald

Consumer protection agency warns about automatic defaults on private student loans

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released a report about the problem of "automatic defaults" on private student loans.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Home, Mortgage

Maldonandburnham Standard

Business lending drops by 500m

A new Bank of England report has found that business lending contracted by 500 million in the three months to February Business lending continued to shrink in the three months to February despite the improving economy, according to a Bank of England report.


Related Topix: Small Business, Home, Mortgage

National Public Radio

Sales Of US Existing Homes Slip To A 20-Month Low

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Home, Mortgage, Housing

Lexington Herald-Leader

Man found dead in Lexington storage unit identified; daughter accused ...

The mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit in January have been identified, and the man's daughter has been indicted for stealing his Social Security benefits.


Related Topix: Social Security, West, TX, Sierra Blanca, TX

ABC News

No Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory Strike

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.


Related Topix: Watches, Social Security, Activism, World News, China

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Test your money smarts

Personal finances are top of mind for many people this month, thanks to last week's federal income tax filing deadline and the fact that April is National Financial Literacy Month.


Related Topix: Tax, Retirement, Foreclosures, Home, Mortgage

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Bicester Advertiser

Average pension income 8,774: Poll

The average annual income drops by two-thirds upon retirement and the average person retires with an annual income almost a quarter less than the minimum wage, according to a major financial provider.


Related Topix: Retirement, Pension, Mortgage, Home

Hampshire Chronicle

Pension cost 'three times oil cash'

An independent Scotland's first annual pension bill would be "three times the income from oil", according to former prime minister Gordon Brown.


Related Topix: Pension, Conservatives (UK), Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Retirement

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Late biologist's estate gives $4.2 million to IU

IU says the gifts from the Carlos O. Miller estate now total nearly $5.5 million and fund a faculty chair and a student fellowship.


Related Topix: Retirement

National Public Radio

Report: Sandy's Fallout Affecting Small Business

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Small Business, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Banking, Bank of New York

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Americans still don't trust the stock market

More than five years after the financial crisis, the average American is still wary of the stock market, according to a survey released Monday.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Mutual Funds


Canadian shoppers are still travelling to the United States despite...

The fluctuating loonie may actually have little impact on most Canadian businesses, suggests a new survey by the Bank of Montreal .


Related Topix: Financial Services, Bank of Montreal, Banking, Small Business

Inside Bay Area

Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm

Pension costs have more than doubled over the past decade, leaving Oakland with fewer police officers, more potholes and a growing threat of insolvency, City Auditor Courtney Ruby warned in a report released Sunday.


Related Topix: Pension, California, California Government, Retirement

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Move spend 'A 8,248 with stamp duty'

Rising stamp duty costs helped to hike the average expense of moving home to 8,248, a Lloyds Bank report found Surging stamp duty costs have helped to push the average expense of moving home to A 8,248, a report has found.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

Lexington Herald-Leader

Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach

Accountants and doctors could benefit, too. And farmers and car dealers and architects.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Tax, Ohio, Small Business

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Your 2013 tax bill probably rose; here's why

Whether you filed your taxes months ago or are just finished your return, millions of Americans saw their 2013 tax bills go up.


Related Topix: Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security