DEBT DECISION

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them—Ogden Nash The serious question is, when to retire debt, and balancing how that financial decision impacts saving for your retirement? The issue is taken up in a superb...

IRA FACTS & FIGURES

 In another superb usnews.com column, Emily Brandon takes a close look at how much money workers are putting in IRAs. Her piece: “The average balance tops $100,000. Individuals held an average of $119,804 in their IRAs in 2013, according to an Employee Benefit...