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Cathy DeWitt Dunn on DFW’s Channel 11 CBS Evening News

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 and is filed under Financial News, Uncategorized

WomenMoneyandPower.com’s Cathy DeWitt Dunn on DFW’s Channel 11 CBS Evening News discussing student loans, money, and marriage.

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Is the Federal Government Eyeing Your 401K?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 and is filed under Financial News, Saving for Retirement, Uncategorized

by Cathy DeWitt Dunn –
Is the Federal Government Eyeing Your 401K?The question as to whether or not the United States Federal Government is looking into taking over private 401K assets has been asked many a time over the last few years. In 2009, The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed titled “How to Fix 401(k)s“. In this article, it mentions a “radical structural change” for the 401K system.

Not everyone thinks 401(k)s can — or should — be saved. “It’s time for a radical structural change,” says Gene Steuerle, a vice president at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

It goes on to say that plans to replace 401Ks would include that the “government would at least partly take over sponsorship of these accounts”. Read More

QDRO – Dividing up Retirement Accounts at Divorce

Monday, February 4th, 2013 and is filed under Financial Planning Blogs, Saving for Retirement, Uncategorized

QDRO Divorce SettlementsDivorce can have dire consequences for women and their retirements if proper care is not taken.

During years of marriage, many women have focused on raising a family…instead of focusing on building personal wealth.

If you’ve spent your life taking care of family while your spouse earned all or the majority of the income, here’s something you need to know – QDRO.  A QDRO is a “Qualified Domestic Relations Order,” which provides a legal mechanism for dividing the retirement benefits of private pension and/or 401K plans earned by your spouse during the years of your marriage.* Read More