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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

Aug 13 2018

Attention retirement savers: college 529 plans aren't just for kids

(This version of the August 9 story corrects name in paragraph 19 to Jamie Hopkins from Jeremy Hopkins)

Aug 02 2018

Is meaningful, part-time work in retirement a myth?

CHICAGO - As Pamela Pommer entered her 60s, she planned to work part-time helping aging people deal with financial troubles. But like many baby boomers she realized that a "meaningful" position is much harder to find than she had imagined.

Jul 25 2018

Convince yourself to work longer and your savings will grow

CHICAGO While the typical retirement message usually focuses on how much people should stash away from every paycheck, new research shows that working longer is the key to dramatically increasing retirement money — even if you go just a month longer than you had planned.

Jul 18 2018

Working in retirement is not a sure thing

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

Jul 11 2018

How to shockproof your retirement healthcare costs

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

Jun 27 2018

What a bear market means for retirement savings

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

Jun 13 2018

Investors make costly mistake if they ignore fees

CHICAGO Individual investors could be throwing away as much as $7 billion a year on expensive index funds that are no better than cheaper funds - without even realizing it.

Jun 07 2018

College pay-off seems elusive for many U.S. young people

CHICAGO When Scott Petracco graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in biology eight years ago, he thought he would quickly get a job in a laboratory and pay off $30,000 in student loans. | Video

May 23 2018

Daycare costs harder to afford than college for many

The nation’s fertility rate hit a record low in 2017, and one has to wonder: Could the cost of raising children be discouraging a generation that was choked by the Great Recession?

May 03 2018

The myth of outliving your retirement savings

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

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