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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Q&A: Obama's new rules on retirement-fund advice

    Q&A: Obama's new rules on retirement-fund advice
    The Obama administration is proposing tougher regulations on investment brokers that officials said will curb hidden fees and conflicts of interest that cut into Americans’ retirement savings. The proposed rule change – the subject of...
  • Illinois governor's 'turnaround budget' targets pensions, universities

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner dubbed his first spending plan a “turnaround budget” for a financially shaky state, targeting for cuts government worker pensions, healthcare for the poor, state universities, mass transit and cities. “This...
  • Medical costs top retirement concerns, poll finds

     Medical costs top retirement concerns, poll finds
    High medical expenses are Americans' biggest financial worry about retirement, topping concerns about running out of money, according to a new report by Bankrate.com. The report found that 28 percent of Americans said medical costs were the biggest...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Wrong address leads to credit card default

    Personal Finance Q&A: Wrong address leads to credit card default
    Dear Liz: A debt collector says I owe a small debt from a store credit card I opened about six months ago. The wrong address was on file, so I hadn't received any documentation at all. After opening the account I had called the store customer service line...
  • Senator defends pay commission after hearing critics

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement...
  • What's your retirement IQ?

    Are Americans in good shape or bad shape when it comes to retirement? It depends on which research report you read. According to a retirement savings analysis from Fidelity Investments, the 2014 year-end average 401(k) balance was $91,300, a record...
  • Proposed pinch on your 401(k) looks eerily similar to Obama's 529 idea

    Proposed pinch on your 401(k) looks eerily similar to Obama's 529 idea
    The Obama administration forgot the first rule of the jungle: Never threaten a mother protecting her young. And with that, an angry herd of moms (and dads) was unleashed when the president tried recently to scrounge up money for middle class tax...
  • Investing in retirement: Cover the basics

    The cover-the-basics approach to retirement investing aims to match your fixed expenses with fixed sources of income, such as Social Security, pensions and immediate annuities. You can then invest the rest of your assets to provide income for non-...
  • IRA Makeover: Here's A Portfolio That Could Work For You

    IRA Makeover: Here's A Portfolio That Could Work For You
    It's crunch time for taxpayers to beat the deadline for 2014 IRA contributions. How you invest that money and manage the portfolio could shape your retirement. Yet a Vanguard study last year found more than two–thirds of last-minute contributions,...
  • CTA and CPD leaders speak against adverse pension ruling

    On March 11, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuits challenging SB 1: the 2013 legislation that reformed the pension systems of state and university employees and teachers outside the city of Chicago. This lawsuit has...
  • Republicans seeks broader changes on Social Security

    Republicans seeks broader changes on Social Security
    Senate Republicans pressed the Obama administration Wednesday for a plan to address the long-term health of Social Security as lawmakers began a debate over the rapidly approaching shortfall in a program that benefits millions of disabled Americans....