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Four Retirement Hazards



Baby Boomers have seen traditional pensions frozen or discontinued, job security threatened, 401(k) balances rocked by booms, busts, and financial crises, and health care costs skyrocket dizzyingly. Their response has been broadly characterized by inertia. No surprise there; people don’t handle…

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For a Limited Time Only—No, Really



What would eventually come to be called preferred securities have been around since at least the early 1800s. Known then as preference shares, they were issued to help finance capital-intensive projects such as railways and other infrastructure. Investors wanted a preferential structure that…

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