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Retirement

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  • Retirement: why Social Security isn't going away

    Kiplinger's senior editor Jane Bennett Clark recently interviewed Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration. Kiplinger's: What do you say to people who worry that Social Security won't be around when they reach retirement age?...
  • Illinois government worker pension system remains big issue for Rauner

     Illinois government worker pension system remains big issue for Rauner
    As Bruce Rauner is sworn in Monday as Illinois' 42nd governor at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, a half-mile away, government lawyers will file papers asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a law that would make massive changes to the public...
  • Baby boomers creating 'Silver Tsunami' in workforce

    PITTSBURGH Brought on by the earthquake of world war, this tsunami has been 70 years in the making. By 2029, one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older, and many of those 76 million or so post-war baby boomers perhaps up to 50 million of them...
  • Do Republicans misunderstand Social Security, or just feign ignorance?

    Do Republicans misunderstand Social Security, or just feign ignorance?
    As a follow-up to our Tuesday post on the House GOP's assault on Social Security and its beneficiaries, it's proper to take a closer look at the rationale for the attack. To recap, the GOP caucus passed a rule making it much harder, if not impossible,...
  • House GOP adopts new rule setting up potential 2016 battle over Social Security's finances

    House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security's disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the middle of the next presidential campaign. The House has...
  • Financial makeover: 10 big millennial money questions -- answered

    Not a lot of people like to talk about money -- particularly how much they have or how much they don't have. But it pays (heh) to have a good, honest discussion about your finances, whether you're talking it out with yourself or with someone with your...
  • 5 things you might not know about IRAs

    As we begin a new year, it's a good moment to turn to a common savings instrument that you might not know everything about: the Individual Retirement Account or IRA. The basics are simple. An IRA is a tax-advantaged retirement savings vehicle. It's not...
  • Web Winners: Playing catch-up on savings: Is it doable?

    Not everyone who puts off retirement saving can make a success of playing catch-up. But for a lot of people, it is doable, with the right advice and a realistic plan. Here are some suggestions. "The odds are not insurmountable" for a person in their...
  • CalPERS posts 18.4% return on investments in 2014 fiscal year

    Amid concern over soaring retiree costs, the state's nearly $300-billion public pension fund issued an annual report that showed solid investment gains. The report released Tuesday by the California Public Employees' Retirement System showed an...
  • State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'

    State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'
    Attorneys for state government are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reinstate a controversial law curbing public employee pensions, contending that constitutional protections of retirement benefits are not absolute. The arguments by Illinois...
  • Social Security raise won't go far for recipients

    PITTSBURGH While this year's 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients is one of the smallest in history, it still beats the 1.5 percent raise last year, and is a far cry better than 2010 and 2011 when there was no increase at...