Stories tagged: savings
UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 11:37 P.M.
Review shows Otter has achieved $1 billion in tax cuts
Gov. Butch Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017
401(k) proponents were too bullish
Despite bull markets since the 1980s, many with 401(k) accounts haven’t amassed enough individual wealth to leave the workforce.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 5:36 A.M.
American Dream? Odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents
Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to groundbreaking new research from a superstar team of economists …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1 A.M.
Retirement planning: ‘We’re woefully unprepared’
While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved …
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
Should you save enough to live to 100?
First, you were supposed to die at 85. Then 90. Now 95 and even 100 are common defaults when financial planners tell people how much to save for retirement. Except …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Most American households doing better financially
Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in expenses from an unexpected emergency, according to the Federal …
SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012
Find the truth behind common retirement myths
No matter how many years you are from calling it quits, it’s essential to have some kind of plan in mind for financing retirement. The days of counting on Uncle …
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
Five ways to balance retirement, college savings
Imagine if retirement were financed by scholarships, grants and loans. You could qualify for a substantial aid package to pay for your senior years. Your stellar job “grades” and career …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011
Money-smart retirement: 9 tips for sound spending
Retirement tests everyone’s money skills. Seniors have to stretch savings over as much as three decades, face steep health care costs and have few ways to make up for any …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, 2010
Signs point to economic recovery
Is there any reason for hope in this gloomy summer for the economy? A certain fatalism – that a double-dip recession is inevitable – has crept into a lot of …
MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2009, 3:57 P.M.
Enrollment reopens for Wash. prepaid tuition
Enrollment reopens Tuesday for Washington’s prepaid tuition program. Parents who want to save for college by prepaying for a child’s tuition, can enroll in Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program until …
MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2009, 12:01 A.M.
Americans show shift in savings strategies
There’s an irony about savings and the economy: When times are good, people save less, and vice-versa. That means the United States may be heading into a period of increased …
TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2009
Tim Rutten: 401(k)s failed the test
As President-elect Barack Obama and lawmakers attempt to reach agreement on what sort of stimulus package has the best chance of arresting America’s economic free fall, the enormity of the …