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Brunell: Healthy health care workers key

February 4, 2020, 6:05am Business

Keeping hospitals and health workers healthy is key to fighting diseases. With new and more deadly viruses, the job is more challenging. Read story

Social Security: Is the Medicare income-related premium wrong?

February 2, 2020, 6:00am Business

Social Security cares about accuracy and we want you to get the exact benefit amount you deserve. Changes in the law affect how we calculate monthly Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and Medicare prescription drug coverage premiums. Read story

Weston: Retirees’ top money regrets

February 1, 2020, 6:02am Business

In a previous column, I detailed retirees’ biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like. Read story

Fried: How you can avoid paying some taxes in retirement

January 31, 2020, 6:00am Business

For decades, 401(k) plans came in one flavor: so-called traditional, where contributions are made with pre-tax dollars and eventual withdrawals are taxed as ordinary income. Now, most 401(k) plans offer employees the option of saving in a Roth 401(k) — no upfront tax break, but withdrawals are 100 percent tax-free in retirement. Read story

Reyer: How to rally when company struggles

January 30, 2020, 5:19am Business

I lead a talented team but morale is low due to issues with our company’s performance, layoffs and lack of communication from our executive team. I think there’s a decent vision for the future, but confidence is low. What can I do to rally them while our company turns around? Read story

Brunell: Copper making a comeback?

January 28, 2020, 6:05am Business

Government leaders, doctors, and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep it from becoming a global pandemic. Read story

Social Security: Help a loved one with Social Security benefits

January 26, 2020, 6:02am Business

The aged and people with disabilities may need extra assistance to manage their finances. If you have a loved one who needs your help, you may be able to become a representative payee. A representative payee receives the beneficiary’s payments and is given the authority to manage them on the beneficiary’s behalf. We recognize that turning someone’s finances over to someone else is a big deal so we make sure… Read story

Weston: Is Roth IRA conversion right for you?

January 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

If you’ve saved a lot for retirement, or your parents have, you could be affected by recent changes in the rules about retirement distributions. Read story

Personal Finance: Navigate high cost of being a caregiver

January 24, 2020, 6:00am Business

If you have yet to step into the role of caregiver, there’s a good chance it may be in your future. A 2017 joint survey by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave estimated that 40 million Americans have already served as a caregiver. With the advancing age of baby boomers, 20 million more are expected to join the caregiving ranks each year. Read story

Reyer: Develop dynamics, plan with boss

January 23, 2020, 6:02am Business

I work closely with one of our executives, and he often will swoop in with questions that have no context and sound critical of what I’m doing. It upsets me, and then when I set up a meeting to clear the air, he backs down. How can I change this dynamic? Read story