Tag Archives: retirement

The boning, Pt. 2

The Washington Post (via John Cole): The 401(k) generation is beginning to retire, and it isn’t a pretty sight. The retirement savings plans that many baby boomers thought would see them through old age are falling short in many cases. The median household headed by a person aged 60 to 62 with a 401(k) account […]

Our zombie economy and the death of Social Security

The United States is currently drowning under the weight of 9.3% unemployment. Millions who could work are out of work, and there are many more underemployed – stuck in jobs they are overqualified for – and earning far less than they should. With people unemployed or earning less, demand for goods and services is naturally […]

You wont be retiring

Growing up I thought I understood the strategy of retirement. I couldn’t count on Social Security benefits getting me through my golden years. So, once I entered the workforce I would need to invest a significant percentage of my income in stocks and bonds through a 401(k) or other kind of tax shelter. Well, Time magazine […]