Retirement: Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You Drop

Spend Today and Retire Tomorrow may sound like a reckless attitude toward the future, but it could be a painless way to set something aside for the golden years. Launched last week in surburban Washington, START lets people have their nest egg and spend it too. To enter the plan, a consumer pays a one-time enrollment fee of $25. Whenever a member buys something from a participating % company, 1% of the purchase price is put into escrow. Once the escrow balance reaches $100, members can open up a START Plus annuity account. Each account receives a 1% contribution on the...

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