Retirement http://www.kplu.org en When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever' http://www.kplu.org/post/when-bad-economy-means-working-forever <em>Increasingly, people are continuing to work past 65. Almost a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 70 are working, and among those older than 75, about 7 percent are still on the job. In <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/171698920/working-late-pushing-back-the-retirement-clock">Working Late</a>, a series for </em>Morning Edition<em>, NPR profiles older adults who are still in the workforce.</em><p>Janet Sims-Wood is a 67-year-old librarian living near Washington, D.C., who, like millions of other seniors, has had to stay in the workforce past retirement age to make ends meet. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:56:19 +0000 Ina Jaffe 7825 at http://www.kplu.org When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever' Are you saving enough for the golden years? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-you-saving-enough-golden-years <p>The numbers are staggering. Three-quarters of the population approaching retirement (aged 50 to 64) earns less than $53,000 a year. That group has saved an average of $26,000 in their retirement accounts. Even adding in social security, one forecaster estimates retirees will be able to pay only $5 a day for food.</p><p>Financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU's Dave Meyer look at the looming retirement crisis on this week's Money Matters. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 6371 at http://www.kplu.org Are you saving enough for the golden years? When should you start collecting Social Security? http://www.kplu.org/post/when-should-you-start-collecting-social-security <p>One of the great debates among those approaching retirement is whether to take Social Security benefits at age 62, 66 or 70. &nbsp;</p><p>There&#39;s no one-size-fits-all answer. Financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer explore the options on this week&#39;s <em>Money Matters</em>.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 5579 at http://www.kplu.org When should you start collecting Social Security? It's never too late to plan for retirement http://www.kplu.org/post/its-never-too-late-plan-retirement <p>The end of the year is a great time to review your finances. Are you saving enough for retirement?</p><p>According to <a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2011/02/10/turning-65-with-nothing-saved-for-retirement">U.S. News &amp; World Report</a>, about a third of all Americans have nothing saved for retirement. Fortunately, it&#39;s never too late to start building your nest egg.</p><p>On this week&#39;s Money Matters, financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU&#39;s&nbsp;Dave Meyer look at ways to prepare for &quot;the golden years&quot;.</p><p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 3431 at http://www.kplu.org It's never too late to plan for retirement Managing your 401(k): Make a plan and stick to it http://www.kplu.org/post/managing-your-401k-make-plan-and-stick-it <p>Sixty percent or more of American families have 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plans. If you&#39;re under the age of 50, you can invest up to $16,500 in tax sheltered dollars each year in your retirement fund (and your employer can put in even more). If you&#39;re 50 or older, you can invest $22,000. But how many of us know how to manage these investments? You need to have a plan and stick to it. On this week&#39;s <em>Money Matters</em>, financial commentator Greg Heberlein&nbsp;tells you how to do it.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 1839 at http://www.kplu.org Managing your 401(k): Make a plan and stick to it PLU President Loren Anderson announces plan to retire http://www.kplu.org/post/plu-president-loren-anderson-announces-plan-retire <p>Loren and MaryAnn Anderson have announced their intent to leave Pacific Lutheran University in the spring of 2012, at the end of the academic year.</p><blockquote><p><strong>&ldquo;The time is right for the university,&rdquo; Loren Anderson, 65, said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a perfect time for new leadership as another era of progress and development is about to open for PLU.&rdquo;</strong></p></blockquote><p> Tue, 31 May 2011 22:34:53 +0000 KPLU 1754 at http://www.kplu.org Avoiding poverty as you age http://www.kplu.org/post/avoiding-poverty-you-age <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960608.mp3</p><p>How much income will you need to be financially secure after age 65?&nbsp; It&rsquo;s often hard to know. A <a href="http://www.wowonline.org/ourprograms/eesi/state-resources/washington.asp">new study shows what it costs</a> for the elderly in Washington to live at home and stay out of debt.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:10:11 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1108 at http://www.kplu.org Avoiding poverty as you age Worried about pensions? http://www.kplu.org/post/worried-about-pensions <p>Are you losing sleep over your pension fund?</p><p>Public and private pension funds are under a lot of stress due to the Great Recession. <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030302918.html">The Washington Post's Peter Whoriskey </a>recently reported state and local pensions may be underfunded by $1.5 trillion more than previously thought.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/02/25/134037785/debate-heats-up-over-public-and-private-pensions">NPR</a> has reported the states are facing a $3 trillion pension shortfall.</p><p>But financial commentator Greg Heberlein tells KPLU's Dave Meyer the situation may not be as bad as it looks.Greg says there's cause for concern, but he's optimistic.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:56:06 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 995 at http://www.kplu.org Worried about pensions?