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Your Money: Will a countdown clock to retirement help you save?

NEW YORK If you knew that buying a daily $4 cup of coffee would delay your retirement and make you work exactly four months, 17 days and 9 hours longer, would that finally entice you to skip it?

Pension funds ask U.S. regulators to expand companies' workforce disclosures

WASHINGTON A coalition that includes some of the largest U.S. pension funds want federal regulators to force big banks and other public companies to disclose details on how they manage, compensate and incentivize their employees.


Senate health bill would decimate long-term care coverage

CHICAGO When Americans think about retirement planning, long-term care usually is a major blind spot - few of us want to contemplate the possibility of infirmity and dependency in old age. But we would do well to think about it now, as the Senate Republicans take a holiday weekend pause in their push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.


Column: Big Social Security COLA will be offset by Medicare premiums

CHICAGO Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 - but don’t break out the champagne just yet. For many, higher Medicare premiums will take a big bite out of their raise.