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Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 10:38am EDT

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Alternatives to 401K savings

Financial planners always tout the benefits of 401K savings plans. But under some circumstances, savers might be better off putting their money elsewhere.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 01:19pm EDT

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Many Americans dip into retirement accounts early

A 401(k) is meant to go untouched until a person retires, but more than a quarter of Americans use their retirement accounts to pay current expenses.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:07am EST

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401K balances spike despite economic recovery troubles

The economic recovery may be slow, but 401K balances are at a 12-year high. The average account balance has jumped to nearly $76,000.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 08:46am EST

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