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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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How matching money turbo-charges U.S. retirement savings

CHICAGO - After turning miserly when the Great Recession began nearly 10 years ago, U.S. employers are loosening their purse strings and giving workers more money to boost retirement savings.

Feb 15 2018

Got cash? Here is what to do with it now

While there is no return to the 5 percent money market yields savers got a decade ago, there is some relief.

Feb 07 2018

Column: How to protect your nest egg in volatile times

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

Jan 31 2018

Turn that tax cut into hundreds of thousands of dollars

CHICAGO When the new U.S. tax law starts giving Dave Calderone extra cash in his paychecks, he will use it to soothe his panic about dying broke.

Jan 25 2018

Column: Using 529 funds to pay for private school? Check new rules

CHICAGO Uncle Sam has given families the green light to use $10,000 per child each year to pay for private schools out of 529 savings plans, but parents cannot count on states to give them the same tax break.

Jan 18 2018

Families can pool resources for disabled in ABLE accounts

CHICAGO TJ Rodriguez is 36 and cannot walk without a walker, but horse riding helps him build his strength.

Jan 10 2018

Column: Buy time, not stuff, for more happiness

CHICAGO For greater happiness in 2018, take a tip from a happiness researcher: Buy time instead of more stuff.

Jan 03 2018

Column: New tax laws may kill the beach house dream

CHICAGO Dreaming of a beach house? You might want to think twice about that, given tax changes that just kicked in will make owning a vacation home more costly and may tank the resale value of the second-home market.

Dec 20 2017

Column: Student tax breaks survive the tax bill, make the most of them

CHICAGO If you are going to college, getting extra training for a job, or paying off student loans, there are myriad tax breaks worth thousands of dollars to people burdened by college costs.

Dec 13 2017

Grad students plead for mercy from U.S. tax overhaul

CHICAGO Graduate student Mollie Marr is worried that the U.S. tax overhaul working its way through Congress will force her and many other fellow students to give up on their educations.


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