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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Congress poised to allow cuts to private pension payouts

    More than 1 million Americans who were promised secure, predictable retirement income probably will see part of their monthly benefit checks evaporate as Congress moves to stabilize some private pension systems veering toward insolvency. The expected...
  • Mailbag: Law enforcement employees earn their pensions

    Re. "Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say," (Dec. 5): Reporter Jeremiah Dobruck writes of the chief's retirement income and combines it with the salary he will be receiving in his new job with the Port of Los Angeles. What...
  • Commentary: Supreme Court strips retirement account protections

    Imagine this: You've worked hard to save money in your individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k). You do the right thing by selecting beneficiaries and rest easy knowing the money will be safe for heirs after you are gone. Years later, your child...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Will an installment loan help credit score?

    Dear Liz: I am working on paying my bad debt from the past to rebuild my scores. I have one credit card that I pay in full every month, but no installment loan. I recently was given the opportunity to take a car loan with monthly payments I could easily...
  • Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment

    Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's former state police chauffeur, Vincent DeRosa, has won a $19,000-a-year increase in his lifetime pension, along with a 10-year, retroactive payment of more than $177,000 upfront. As Rowland was being convicted this past...
  • How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...
  • Retirement: when to claim Social Security if you're married

    Various strategies allow married beneficiaries to claim benefits based on their own earnings record or receive up to 50 percent of the amount for which their spouse is eligible at full retirement age. File and suspend. Suppose you're the higher earner...
  • City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes

    City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes
    Retired Chicago Public Library worker Mary Jones planned to have knee-replacement surgery next year, but says she now fears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's changes to her pension plan and health insurance subsidies will put that off indefinitely and possibly...
  • Problem with savings plan

    The Chicago Tribune’s editorial “A Democrat grooves his pitch; Illinois Republicans whiff” opened with three statements that are very misleading. The Tribune claims that the Biss bill will “encourage personal responsibility for...
  • Delray police may see raises, pension plan changes

    Delray police may see raises, pension plan changes
    After working nearly three months without a contract, Delray Beach police may be wrapping salary and pension negotiations with their employer, the city. Late Thursday the Police Benevolent Association, which lobbies on behalf of Delray police when it...
  • Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals

    Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals
    Graphic designer Jonathan Ng didn't worry much about his spending habits or his trouble finding a full-time job that came with employer-sponsored health insurance. Then the 29-year-old New York transplant got engaged and took an online quiz to determine...