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Column: Loans could drain U.S. retirement plans by $2.5 trillion

Oct 18 2018

CHICAGO Americans could dig a $2.5 trillion hole in the country's retirement system as they fail to pay back loans taken from workplace retirement plans over the next 10 years, according to a new study from Deloitte Consulting. 

Column: 'Restricted application' can boost Social Security benefits

Oct 10 2018

CHICAGO Waiting until age 70 to claim Social Security benefits is one of the most popular financial strategies for retirement, but it can put couples that retire in their 60s in a bind if they then must wait years for monthly benefit checks to start.

Column: How to create a healthcare safety net for retirement

Oct 08 2018

(This version of the October 3 column was refiled to correct "Has" to "HSA" in paragraph 5)

Preparing for a bear market with your adviser

Sep 26 2018

CHICAGO Douglas Boneparth will never forget the terrified financial planning clients he counseled after Lehman Brothers collapsed 10 years ago.

CORRECTED-COLUMN-Medicare supplement plans are changing: What you need to know

Sep 20 2018

CHICAGO, Sept 19 If you are buying a Medicare supplemental policy in the United States, make sure you choose your insurance carefully over the next few months.

Low-income college students can fall into 'bad hole' with loans

Sep 05 2018

CHICAGO Neither of Deanna Brooks’ parents finished college, but they had high hopes for her.

Four money mistakes to avoid and keep your financial aid

Aug 29 2018

CHICAGO Parents may think they can stop paying attention to financial aid after their child has decided on a college, but those offers generally apply to only the first year.

When it comes to financial aid, a college job can backfire

Aug 22 2018

CHICAGO - Elissa Schimmel does not want to finish college buried in debt, and she worries her parents already are spending too much to help her older brother pay for college.

RPT-COLUMN-Why Americans are more cautious about the cost of college

Aug 16 2018

CHICAGO, Aug 15 - Since he was in fourth grade, Dennis Nolte’s stepson Jacob has been tacking Massachusetts Institute of Technology posters to his bedroom wall and dreaming of attending some day.

Why Americans are more cautious about the cost of college

Aug 15 2018

CHICAGO - Since he was in fourth grade, Dennis Nolte’s stepson Jacob has been tacking Massachusetts Institute of Technology posters to his bedroom wall and dreaming of attending some day.

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