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Retirement

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  • Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement

    Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement
    If a stranger walked up to you today and offered to give you $1,000, and it wasn't a con job, would you take it? How about $200 or $100? If your income is low, I've got just such a deal for you. And the only work you will have to do to earn it is to...
  • Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'

    Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, again on Wednesday bashed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Rubio is a likely candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination. Last week, Wasserman Schultz said she...
  • Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say

    Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say
    Pension experts for the city's three unions have a message for City Hall: Don't believe the doomsayers predicting financial collapse for Hollywood's retirement plans. For years, Hollywood officials have fretted over how to reform the city's F-rated...
  • 5 key considerations when naming beneficiaries

    When you hear the word "beneficiary," you probably think of someone inheriting a lot of money -- the beneficiary of a will. But in reality the word covers a lot more than wills and estates. The dictionary defines beneficiary as "the recipient of funds" --...
  • Why converting 401(k) to annuities requires new mindset

    Why converting 401(k) to annuities requires new mindset
    Are we hard-wired to shun certain retirement investments? Some new research suggests so, and that has implications as the government gives the green light to annuities in 401(k)s and IRAs. In a research brief for the Center for Retirement Research...
  • Early withdrawals from retirement account chip away at savings

    Early withdrawals from retirement account chip away at savings
    The deadline for contributing to an individual retirement account for 2014 is April 15. Write the check, and you'll be taking a step toward setting up a secure retirement. At least that's the idea. But a recent study from the Center for Retirement...
  • City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips

    City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips
    Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to send a city pension director to London for a week — the latest of nearly $100,000 in travel expenses for top pension officials since 2013. The Board of Estimates authorized municipal pension...
  • Middle-class tax breaks are hard to find

    Middle-class tax breaks are hard to find
    As tax-time comes around again, many people are left wondering: Where are all the middle-class tax breaks? When it comes to taxation of wages -- ordinary income -- there are few places to hide. And that's painfully apparent this time of year, when...
  • Top Republican lawmakers optimistic about Springfield reforms

    Top Republican lawmakers optimistic about Springfield reforms
    Illinois' top Republican legislative leaders expressed optimism for financial reform in Springfield during a stop April 1 at the Plymouth Place Senior Living center in LaGrange Park. "After 13 years of one-party rule, we were in a really bad spot," said...
  • Military coalition divides over compensation reforms

    The Military Coalition can make Congress tremble from time to time by presenting a united front of millions of members from more than 30 military associations and veterans' service organizations in support of, or opposition to, legislation impacting...
  • Should brokers be held to higher standards like lawyers or other financial professionals?

    Should brokers be held to higher standards like lawyers or other financial professionals?
    Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of...