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Retirement

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  • Age bias ruling on Balto. Co. pensions upheld

    Age bias ruling on Balto. Co. pensions upheld
    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Baltimore County discriminated against older employees when it required them to contribute more to their pensions than younger employees. Since 2007, the county has battled a lawsuit brought by the U.S....
  • Retirement: Social Security smarts

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I turned 62 a few months ago -- which means I could claim Social Security. That doesn't mean I plan to sign up for benefits. If I were to take Social Security at 62, I'd have to accept a 25-percent reduction in the amount I'd...
  • Financial pointers for the 99%

    When Liz Davidson told friends 15 years ago that she was quitting her job running a hedge fund, they thought she was misguided. Then Davidson revealed her new career plan, and they thought she was really nuts. She launched a company that gives...
  • A shamed AOL backs off its retirement benefit cut

    Call it a case of PR trumping HR: After days of public shaming and ridicule for his decision to cut the value of his firm's employee retirement benefit -- and his rationalization for doing so -- AOL Chairman and Chief Executive Tim Armstrong has backed...
  • Cutting Social Security benefits won't revive the GOP [Letter]

    Cutting Social Security benefits won't revive the GOP [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. suggests raising the qualifying age for Social Security to 70 because "we are living much longer than originally envisioned; our benefits should reflect this fact of life" ("Nine ideas to revive the Republican Party,"...
  • Obama's MyRA a positive but imperfect step to boost retirement saving

    In the world of personal finance, there is rarely something new under the sun. That's why lots of ears perked up during the State of the Union address on January 28 when President Obama announced a new kind of retirement savings. He called it the MyRA --...
  • Retirement: Make your nest egg tax-efficient

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When calculating living expenses in retirement, many preretirees forget to include taxes, says Andrea Blackwelder, a certified financial planner in Denver. That's a big mistake because when it comes time to tap your tax-...
  • Why MyRA?

    Just in case you thought that there were not enough retirement accounts out there, along comes President Obama's latest entry in the crowded category. "MyRA" (rhymes with IRA and looks like a misspelled woman's name) is supposed to be a "starter"...
  • The retirement confidence survey and what it means

    The 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey is out and the news is mixed. After dropping to record lows between 2009 and 2013, the percentage of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement,...
  • Preparing for your body for retirement

    Preparing for your body for retirement
    Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health...
  • Don't make these 401(k) blunders

    According to a new paper, Americans commit a series of blunders with their retirement accounts. Author Jacob Hale Russell of Stanford Law School says that the flubs are not entirely our fault. "Over the past four decades, the American retirement system...