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May 22, 2014

Move over, Florida! Remote locations lure retirees

NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) – If you had to guess where a
particular 78-year-old American retiree who plays bridge and has
three great-grandchildren lives, what would you say?

Odds are you guessed Florida, or maybe Arizona – two sunny
states that have long been popular with the senior set.

May 19, 2014

Grandparents race to the rescue of college funds

NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – In an era of stagnant wages and
rising prices, Americans are expected not only to pay the daily
bills and save millions for retirement, but also put away
enough for college for their kids.

The only problem is that most people can’t afford to save
simultaneously on so many fronts.

Apr 29, 2014

Why it may be OK to bribe your kids

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As any exasperated parent will tell you, kids today are so plugged in and mature beyond their years that it is difficult to find a way to discipline them.

Do we punish them to bring about the behavior we are looking for? Threaten them? The response of many parents: Get out the wallet, and bribe away.

Apr 24, 2014

China Syndrome: Why more kids are learning Mandarin

NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) – If famed investor Jim Rogers
is known for one trait above all, it is for spotting themes
early — and betting on them big.

So when the co-founder of The Quantum Fund (with George
Soros) and author of “Adventure Capitalist” became a father, he
naturally thought of how best to give his daughters an
advantage.

Apr 4, 2014

Noble beginnings: The first jobs of Nobel Prize winners

NEW YORK (Reuters) – We all start somewhere.

Reuters has proven this edict since last August, when we started asking some of America’s greatest achievers about the first jobs they had. We have talked to chief executives of billion-dollar companies, beloved authors, TV personalities and tech gurus.

But then we figured: Let’s talk to an even more elite club. And you can’t get much more exclusive than those who have reached the absolute pinnacle of human achievement: the Nobel Prize.

Apr 3, 2014

Single people face multiple challenges in retirement

NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) – For years, Joanne Condon
tossed and turned at night with the same thoughts running
through her head.

What if her retirement savings just were not enough? What if
that day finally came, when her bank accounts ran dry?

Mar 27, 2014

The Last Taboo: Why nobody talks about money

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Everyone knows there are a few hot-button topics that can make any conversation go nuclear.

Religion. Health. Politics. Death.

But when it comes to the most difficult conversation you can possibly have, a new survey from Wells Fargo & Co found one clear winner: money.

Mar 25, 2014

Your money: A new ‘university’ aims to boost financial literacy, and investing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If there is one thing that gives brokerage executives the cold sweats at night, it is the attitude of younger Americans toward the stock market.

A startling 44 percent, for instance, think plain old savings accounts are the best way to save for one’s golden years, according to the Generation Z and Money Survey, put out last year by online brokerage TD Ameritrade.

Mar 25, 2014

A new ‘university’ aims to boost financial literacy, and investing

NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) – If there is one thing that
gives brokerage executives the cold sweats at night, it is the
attitude of younger Americans toward the stock market.

A startling 44 percent, for instance, think plain old
savings accounts are the best way to save for one’s golden
years, according to the Generation Z and Money Survey, put out
last year by online brokerage TD Ameritrade.

Mar 21, 2014

How winning funds bank on dividends

NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) – The honeymoon for dividend
stocks is over.

These stocks outperformed strongly for years, following the
investor-rattling financial bust of 2008.

But since the end of 2013, the returns of dividend stocks,
including stodgier sectors like utilities, have been lagging the
broader market, and investors have started to take notice.

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      "Chris Taylor is an award-winning freelance writer in New York City. A former senior writer with SmartMoney, the Wall Street Journal's personal-finance magazine, he has been published in the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNBC.com, Fortune, Money, and more. He has won journalism awards from the National Press Club, the Deadline Club, and the National Association of Real Estate Editors. The opinions expressed are his own."
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