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Why people retire when they want to keep working - and what companies can do to help

twincities.com — By Jonnelle MarteWashington Post Posted: 05/03/2015 12:01:00 AM CDT For more and more people today, a key part of the retirement plan is to just keep working. People who love their jobs often don't see a reason they should stop. And others who feel they haven't saved enough say they wouldn't mind the money.

Parenting a daunting challenge for millennials

chicagotribune.com — Raising a child has never been cheap. But millennials starting a family today face a double disadvantage that makes it more difficult to have children than it was for their parents or grandparents. Not only is it ever more expensive to have a child, but many young workers today struggle with stagnant or falling wages, leaving them less equipped to cope with those rising costs.

The Catch-22 many millennial parents face

washingtonpost.com — Raising a child has never been cheap. But millennials starting a family today face a double disadvantage that makes it more difficult to have children than it was for their parents or grandparents. Not only is it ever more expensive to have a child, but many young workers today struggle with stagnant or falling wages, leaving them less equipped to cope with those rising costs.

CFPB fines Regions Bank $7.5 million for overdraft fees

washingtonpost.com — Regions Financial Corp. will pay $7.5 million in fines to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle allegations from the watchdog group that the bank charged overdraft fees to people who hadn't opted in to a service to transfer funds to cover a shortfall.

Why people retire when they want to keep working - and what companies can do to help

washingtonpost.com — For more and more people today, a key part of the retirement plan is to just keep working. People who love their jobs often don't see a reason they should stop. And others who feel they haven't saved enough say they wouldn't mind the money.

Congratulations, America. You’ve finally worked long enough to pay your taxes for the year

washingtonpost.com — The deadline for paying taxes was more than a week ago. But Americans haven't actually put in enough hours to afford all of the taxes they owe until now. Friday is Tax Freedom Day, the day after which taxpayers would no longer owe taxes if they started the year by paying every dollar they owe to Uncle Sam, according to the Tax Foundation, a tax policy research organization.

Pregnant now? Here’s how much college could cost by the time your kid is 18

washingtonpost.com — When moms with teens were asked what they wish they'd known as new parents, their top answer had nothing to do with boys, drugs or grades. The No.

Intuit is sued over TurboTax security vulnerabilities

hamptonroads.com — Two victims of identity theft have sued Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, claiming that poor security measures contributed to a possible spike in tax fraud this year. In the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in the Northern District Court of California, the two taxpayers accused the company of not taking enough steps to protect customers' data or to stop criminals from using that information to file fraudulent tax returns and steal tax refunds.

TurboTax maker sued for ‘aiding’ tax-return fraud through weak security

washingtonpost.com — Two victims of identity theft have sued Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, claiming that poor security measures contributed to a possible spike in tax fraud this year. In the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in the Northern District Court of California, the two taxpayers accused the company of not taking enough steps to protect customers' data or to stop criminals from using that information to file fraudulent tax returns and steal tax refunds.

Are people in Illinois good with money?

chicagotribune.com — Studies show that people who have wealth are especially diligent when it comes to certain financial habits. They don't spend more than they earn. They have cash set aside so that they don't have to take on debt when an emergency strikes. They don't carry balances on their credit cards.
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May 01, 2015

This for-profit college failed, but its students are left with the wreckage: wapo.st/1KAnRw9

May 01, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Baltimore mayor: 5 of 6 charged Baltimore police officers are now in custody wapo.st/1E2brHW

May 01, 2015

Nearly half of Obamacare exchanges are struggling over their future wpo.st/EMKF0

May 01, 2015

Have a piece of paper? Use it to get smart about your money. wpo.st/4aIF0

May 01, 2015

RT @markberman: Warrant has been issued for the arrests of the officers involved, prosecutor Marilyn Mosby says

Apr 30, 2015

@JasonMillman Hmm I never did, but I was freelancing for a major daily. Interesting issue

Apr 30, 2015

@drewharwell That is uh-mazing. She is so eloquent and artistic!

Apr 30, 2015

Those new credit cards you're getting in the mail may not be as safe as expected: wapo.st/1IrWMw1 pic.twitter.com/0D1bBtCPjp

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