The number of new claims filed for U.S. jobless benefits fell unexpectedly in the latest week, dropping 8,000 to the lowest level in two months, the government said on Thursday.
American workers shouldn't count on making up for inadequate savings by planning to work into their retirement years, since such plans are often doomed by unexpected health problems, Fidelity Investments said Monday in releasing findings of a retirement planning survey.
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Federal Reserve Bank Chief Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday there is a need for U.S. consumers to save more money. However he added that â€œno silver bulletâ€ has yet been found for a way to increase household savings.
Workers who enrol in the proposed new national savings system may not be able to easily take existing pension pots with them if they change jobs.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday that high energy and health care costs were interfering with Americans' ability to feel the benefits of a solidly growing economy.
President George W. Bush will wrap up conferring with his economic team on Friday on ways to keep the economy growing against a backdrop of higher interest rates, mixed data and fears of rising inflation.
Despite all the talk about the shaky future of Social Security, its potential shortfall isn't the biggest risk for future retirees. They should be worrying about Medicare instead.
China's efforts to defuse what experts have called its pension time bomb have created a multibillion-dollar opportunity for domestic and international fund managers.
It wasn't too long ago that most people simply bought whatever insurance was mandated by the government and lenders, or recommended by insurance agents and friends.
We've heard the adage that to become physically fit, we need to eat less and exercise more. The corollary for fiscal fitness is to spend less and save more.