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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

    Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County
    Nearly 900 retirees from Lake County government, Lake County public schools and the College of Lake County collect six-figure annual pensions — including 14 whose pensions pay out more than $200,000 per year, according to a Chicago-based watchdog...
  • How to find a financial adviser you can trust

    How to find a financial adviser you can trust
    Q. It was with great interest that I read your recent article on free retirement-planning dinners. I'm a retired Miami-Dade policeman, and have turned down three dinner invitations from financial planning services recently because I was suspicious they...
  • Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms

    Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms
    It's become budgetary Groundhog Day. This is the fourth consecutive biennium in which the state has faced stagnant or shrinking revenues and had to fill a projected deficit with a tin cup and a meat cleaver. Needed programs and services are cut while...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?

    Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?
    Dear Liz: I'm 26 and make $45,000 per year. I currently have about $60,000 saved with no debt. Roughly half of my assets are in retirement accounts, and the other half are in non-retirement accounts. I strive to save 30% of my income (about 15% in pre-tax...
  • Study: Municipal retiree health-care liabilities a 'ticking time bomb'

    Study: Municipal retiree health-care liabilities a 'ticking time bomb'
    A "ticking time bomb" awaits many Florida cities and counties that are not providing enough money to fund health benefits for retirees, according to a new study that shows Orlando to have one of the highest liabilities in the state. In response,...
  • Supreme Court poised to protect employees from high fees in 401(k) plans

    Supreme Court poised to protect employees from high fees in 401(k) plans
    Some 53 million Americans with retirement funds through their jobs may get new legal protection from high fees. Supreme Court justices were urged Tuesday to put employers on notice that they have a duty to constantly monitor the mutual funds they...
  • Library Board considers procedures for switching retirement benefits

    Establishing special procedures preceding a vote that could change library employee retirement benefits was discussed by Niles Public Library trustees during a Feb. 18 board meeting. The library currently offers a 401(k) style retirement plan for its...
  • What proposed rule changes for retirement advice would mean

    What proposed rule changes for retirement advice would mean
    The Obama administration is proposing tougher regulations on investment brokers that officials said would curb hidden fees and conflicts of interest that cut into Americans' retirement savings. The proposed rule changes — the subject of intense...
  • Northern Trust to pay $60 million to settle securities-lending cases

    Northern Trust to pay $60 million to settle securities-lending cases
    Northern Trust Corp. will pay a combined $60 million to settle two 2009 class-action lawsuits filed by retirement plans unhappy with how the Chicago-based financial services firm ran its securities-lending program, according to two court filings last...
  • Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice

    Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice
    The idea that investment advisors owe a higher duty to their clients than to their own pocketbooks is an old one, often detested by Wall Street. So the announcement Monday from the White House that it will impose such a standard on advisors in the...