The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) Retirement Confidence Survey, the nonpartisan group’s 31st annual report, is hot off the presses. And once again, the findings are clear. Americans love a good pair of rose-colored glasses.
“Workers envision a transition to retirement that is misaligned with retirees’ realities,” according to the researchers.
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Nearly half of retirees retire earlier than they expected —most often because they felt they could afford to, because of a health problem or disability, or because of changes
Last week, the Senate approved the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, which will now make its way back to the House before getting signed into law. If the most recent version of the bill stands, it could bring your family far more money than the past two COVID-19 relief bills have — beyond just a third stimulus check. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 does include a third stimulus check
If the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill currently working its way through the Senate becomes law, it could bring your family far more money than past bills have — and not just in the form of a third stimulus check. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 does include a third stimulus check of up to $1,400 per person, but it also expands the Child Tax Credit and provides funding for affordable
In a recent column, you talked about the possible pitfalls in retirement of giving financial help to adult children and family members. My question: How do you say “no”? I think refusing a request is difficult for most parents.
It is. And I’m a case in point.
In recent years, my wife and I have helped several family members with financial problems. In most instances, we were happy to step up. It feels good, obviously, to help someone you love. And, as we get older, it’s nice to know that we’re still needed. Even if that need involves cash.
The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill — currently in the hands of the Senate — contains several provisions that could bring your family more money this time. Not only does the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 include a third stimulus check of up to $1,400 per person, but the package also expands the Child Tax Credit — although this could be amended — and funds affordable early child care, aging and
Whether or not you meet the requirements for the third stimulus check for up to $1,400 apiece, you and your family could still benefit in other significant ways if Congress approves the $1.9 trillion relief bill that is now with the Senate. (Here’s the third stimulus check timeline so far.)
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