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  • After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know

    The last-minute deal to allow retiree pension benefit cuts as part of the federal spending bill for 2015 passed by Congress last week has set off shock waves in the U.S. retirement system.
  • City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes

    City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes
    Retired Chicago Public Library worker Mary Jones planned to have knee-replacement surgery next year, but says she now fears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's changes to her pension plan and health insurance subsidies will put that off indefinitely and possibly...

    Problem with savings plan

    The Chicago Tribune’s editorial “A Democrat grooves his pitch; Illinois Republicans whiff” opened with three statements that are very misleading. The Tribune claims that the Biss bill will “encourage personal responsibility for...

    Retirement: when to claim Social Security if you're married

    Various strategies allow married beneficiaries to claim benefits based on their own earnings record or receive up to 50 percent of the amount for which their spouse is eligible at full retirement age. File and suspend. Suppose you're the higher earner...

    How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...