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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • 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"...
  • Retirement: choosing to work longer

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Daryl Owens has experienced more curveballs in the past decade than many people face in a lifetime. A New Orleans native, she lost her home and all her possessions in 2005 to Hurricane Katrina. She and her husband, Daryl...
  • Pay down mortgages with 401(k) money?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I own two cash-positive rental properties with a combined mortgage balance of $260,000. Our 401(k) accounts are worth a combined $1 million. We will both retire next year and will draw social security...
  • New San Diego police chief will have to retire in 4 years

    SAN DIEGO — A complicating factor was revealed Thursday in Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer's nomination of Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to become the first woman in Police Department history to be chief. Zimmerman, 54, a 31-year veteran of the...
  • D230, village question tax bill data

    D230, village question tax bill data
    At a February Consolidated High School District 230 Building and Finance committee meeting, school board members and administrators feared residents' reactions to their 2013 property tax bills. For the past two years, the tax bills have come with...
  • Things to consider before filing your 2013 tax return

    Before you file your tax return for 2013, make sure you take all the deductions you are entitled to, and make all the tax-deferred and tax-free contributions you can to your retirement accounts. A positive change this year is the simplification of...
  • The anniversary of the bear market

    March 9, 2014 marks the five-year anniversary of the stock market's closing low. That trading day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 6547, its lowest level since April 15, 1997; the S&P 500 was at 676, its lowest level since Sept 12, 1996; and the...