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Retirement

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  • An annuity that protects against longevity risk

    If you have been reading my columns regularly, you know that I recommend annuities sparingly. However, I do believe that qualified longevity annuity contracts (QLACs) have some advantages -- without high costs. A QLAC is a type of deferred-income...
  • Consider these 8 important benefit options during Open Enrollment

    Q: What should I focus on when making decisions during open enrollment for my employee benefits for 2015? A: People tend to concentrate on health insurance decisions during open enrollment in the fall (see our Guide to Picking the Best Health Insurance...
  • Ask Kim: How do I qualify for the retirement savers tax credit?

    What must my income be to qualify for the retirement savers tax credit? Do I need to max out my IRA to get the full credit? For 2014, you can qualify for the retirement savers credit if your adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less if married filing...
  • RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg

    RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg
    Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp will stop matching employees' retirement-fund contributions and review health benefits to help cut costs, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an internal memo. RadioShack will discontinue matching for 401(k) and...
  • Panel's Tactic In Mayor 'Taco Joe' Maturo's Pension Case May Hurt Other Retirees

    Panel's Tactic In Mayor 'Taco Joe' Maturo's Pension Case May Hurt Other Retirees
    Republican East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo has been frustrated so far in his fight to regain a $40,000-a-year municipal pension that state officials took away from him three years ago. But he's now managed to make state officials doubt their continued...
  • Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...
  • How young people should save for retirement

     How young people should save for retirement
    How much do you need to save for retirement? It's the million-dollar question that never has a precise answer, especially for young people who have decades to go before retiring. But plenty of researchers and financial advisers try to provide some...
  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is partner eligible for Social Security benefits?

    Dear Liz: My partner of 30 years recently died. Am I eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? I don't want anything I don't deserve, but if I'm entitled to something, every penny would be appreciated. I am 54 and make minimum wage. Answer: Your...
  • Getting more realistic on L.A. pension returns

    Getting more realistic on L.A. pension returns
    In the last year, all three of Los Angeles' public employee pension funds have recalculated their too-rosy estimates of how much they will earn in the years ahead. Those lowered earning forecasts may cost the city in the short term — if it has to...
  • Pension investments target workers

    Pension investments target workers
    Public pension funds should invest the retirement savings of government workers to secure their financial future, not undermine it. Yet across the country, these funds are financing companies that privatize their own workers' jobs. And because many of...