| Apr 6, 2015
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...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 12:30 PM
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" --...
| Apr 6, 2015
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...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2015
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...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:03 AM
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...