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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Retirement debt is real debt

    Retirement debt is real debt
    Last week, the Maryland House of Delegates and a Senate panel approved Gov. Larry Hogan's fiscal 2016 budget proposal, with modifications. While the proposed budget reduces agency spending by 2 percent and cuts pension spending, the budget does not...
  • Ex-lobbyist sues over pension earned as teacher for a day

    A retired lobbyist is suing an Illinois retirement board over benefits that he qualified for by subbing at a school for one day. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1H66J2n ) reports former Illinois Federation of Teachers lobbyist David Piccioli...
  • How to help a family member with mental illness

    How to help a family member with mental illness
    Dear Liz: My son, who is almost 50, is mentally and emotionally challenged. He has been unemployed and homeless for years. Although not a criminal, he's been in jail a few times because of his explosive, combative nature. There seems to be no help for him...
  • The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund sets a good example

    In “Does it make sense to move state workers into 401(k) plans?” (Perspective, March 11), by Tribune columnists Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary, McQueary’s argument against defined benefit pension plans mistakenly calls the Illinois...
  • Retirement: Retire on the road

    Here's one of my retirement fantasies: Sell the house and put just a few things in storage. Explore this country, and then spend a month in Provence and a month in Tuscany. After a year of traveling, come back, settle down in a condo and savor the...
  • Changes Needed At State Pension Panel

     Changes Needed At State Pension Panel
    Jon Lender's Government Watch column Sunday turned the spotlight on a small, unfamiliar but impactful agency inhabiting the less-traveled corridors of state government, the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission, and its once and perhaps...
  • City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips

    City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips
    Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to send a city pension director to London for a week — the latest of nearly $100,000 in travel expenses for top pension officials since 2013. The Board of Estimates authorized municipal pension...
  • Lobbyist sues to regain big pension he got from 1 day as substitute teacher

    Lobbyist sues to regain big pension he got from 1 day as substitute teacher
    A union lobbyist who qualified for a teacher pension windfall by subbing at a school for one day is now suing a state retirement board because his benefits were scaled back once his sweet deal was exposed. Retired Illinois Federation of Teachers...
  • Stephen Herzenberg: Gov. Wolf's plan moves to resolve state's pension problem

    Stephen Herzenberg: Gov. Wolf's plan moves to resolve state's pension problem
    Gov. Wolf is ushering in a new political opportunity in Pennsylvania. His budget is a home run for Pennsylvanians, actually focusing on things that matter to voters — quality education, more and better jobs, government that works. Despite this new...
  • PB bills on ads in schools, firefighter pensions move forward

    PB bills on ads in schools, firefighter pensions move forward
    Schools in Palm Beach County could hang advertising banners on school grounds for the foreseeable future, and firefighters in West Palm Beach may find pension payments a little easier to handle after two local bills passed through a legislative...
  • Ways to lower your taxes in retirement

    Ways to lower your taxes in retirement
    Retirees who file their taxes quarterly may feel like every season is tax season, but preparing for the April tax deadline is a good time to seek out new deductions and plan some strategies for the year ahead. You might be hitting a tax sweet spot, a...