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ALMOST HALF of Americans over the age of 55 do not have funds in an 401(k) or a personal retirement account. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINIA

Half of older Americans have nothing in retirement savings

NEW YORK - The bad news is that almost half of Americans approaching retirement have nothing saved in a 401(k) or other individual account....
FEWER AND FEWER TEENS are working, or looking for jobs despite a healthy job market. /BLOOMBERG

Why aren’t American teenagers working anymore?

NEW YORK - This summer American teenagers should find it a little easier to get a job—if they want one.The U.S. unemployment rate fell to...
MORE AMERICANS are delaying retirement benefits, even if most still start before age 66. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG

How to boost your Social Security check by 85%

NEW YORK - For Americans, few decisions are as financially consequential as choosing when to take Social Security. Or as hard.While you can tap...

Cheer up America, 1,700 millionaires are minted every day

NEW YORK - The U.S. is home to a working class suffering from stagnant incomes and declining job prospects—widespread struggles that helped elect Republican...

Divorce in U.S. plunges to 35-year low, R.I. divorce rate among...

NEW YORK - The U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third consecutive year, to its lowest level in more than 35 years, according...

Why more women than ever are putting off retirement

NEW YORK - More and more older Americans are working longer. Women, new research suggests, are much of the reason why.Working into your...

Are Americans finally getting smarter about money?

Over the past decade, Americans got a crash course in money management. The financial crisis and the great recession offered a ton of lessons...
AN APRIL 1 PBN COVER STORY examined why people are working longer, including these four retirement-age leaders in the Rhode Island community. Clockwise from upper left, former Bank Rhode Island CEO Merrill Sherman, AS220 founder Bert Crenca, Hassenfeld Leadership Institute leader Gary S. Sasse, and Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley. / PBN PHOTOS/ MICHAEL SALERNO

‘I’ll never retire’: Americans break record for working past 65

NEW YORK - Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of...

Do tax preparers know what they’re doing?

NEW YORK - For several years, researchers have been sending people into tax preparation offices to test the quality of the work. The results...

What that chip in your new credit card means for you

NEW YORK - The credit cards in most Americans’ wallets are pretty much antiques. They’re easy to counterfeit, thanks to magnetic strips that rely...
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