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Retirement

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  • Emanuel ally: Pension plan won't solve $600 million problem

    Emanuel ally: Pension plan won't solve $600 million problem
    As reaction rolled in Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pitch to shore up some of the city’s ailing pension funds, his chief City Council ally noted what the proposal is missing so far: a way out of Chicago’s most immediate financial...
  • Under certain conditions, you can sign up for health insurance outside open enrollment

    Q: I'm planning to retire later this year, after I turn 62, and I won't have retiree health insurance. Can I sign up for coverage on my state's exchange, even though it will be after the open-enrollment deadline? Also, my income will be much lower after I...
  • Over time, unpaid accounts fall off credit reports

    Dear Liz: My credit reports don't show any of my old unpaid collection accounts. I also have one judgment that is not showing from 2005. My wife (who has perfect credit) and I are looking to apply for a mortgage. What will the lender find? I recently...
  • City wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions

    City wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions
    The city pension board is requiring about 2,000 school employees to begin contributing to the municipal retirement system, a plan met with resistance by school officials, who say the district won't be able to meet the July 1 deadline. The school...
  • L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions

    L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions
    A Los Angeles City Hall panel on Monday delivered a significant victory to municipal labor unions, breathing new life into a legal challenge to pension benefit reductions being counted on to save billions of dollars over the next 30 years. On a 3-2...
  • Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts

    Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts
    California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension...
  • Why and how should you start saving for retirement before you hit 35

    Brazen Careerist The news is full of articles about how few baby boomers are prepared financially for retirement. Yet many retirees have plenty of money to get through their golden years. Why are some baby boomers financially prepared for retirement...
  • Retirement: bridging my income gap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I plan on living at least until 90. That's not chutzpah talking; it's heredity. My grandmother lived to age 95, and my mom is going strong at 89. Given that I may have to stretch my retirement savings over 25 years or more,...
  • State income tax a study in expediency

     State income tax a study in expediency
    Gov. Pat Quinn sought to make the 5 percent income tax rate permanent in his budget address last week. The Illinois income tax, conceived in the 1960s as a Republican-led initiative, has now become a complex problem vexing the Democrats who control...
  • Paying home loan and rent for the same property makes no sense

    Dear Liz: My husband and I lost our home because of unemployment and being underwater (the value of the house was less than the mortgage). We now both are working full time and saving to buy another home. My father-in-law offered to help us by selling...
  • Social Security to end decades-old letter service

    Social Security to end decades-old letter service
    — The federal agency best known for paying retirement benefits is shutting down a curious side business it began nearly 70 years ago: helping people connect with long-lost relatives. Since the end of World War II, the Social Security Administration...