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Retirement

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  • Will using home equity to buy beach rental pay off?

    Will using home equity to buy beach rental pay off?
    Dear Liz: Eight years ago, we bought a fixer-upper in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Now it's mostly fixed up, and property values have soared. We would like to borrow against the equity to buy a beach house we could use and also rent out. This would be a...
  • A State Pension Mess Fueled By Politics And A Commission's Reversal

    A State Pension Mess Fueled By Politics And A Commission's Reversal
    Sometimes when you make a mess, it seems that each new attempt to clean it up makes it even messier. Evidence of that is a 180-degree reversal on Feb. 19 by the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission in its treatment of one of two...
  • Comptroller Selects Prudential To Administer State Retiree Plans

    Prudential Retirement will administer three defined contribution plans for state employees, Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Friday. The selection of Prudential came after the comptroller's office and the State Employees Retirement Commission reviewed...
  • Retirement insecurity

    Retirement insecurity
    The "silver tsunami" predicted for Maryland, where more than 1 million workers have no retirement savings, is one that will sweep the rest of the country, too. As a matter of fact, the Employee Benefit Research Institute says the percentage of Marylanders...
  • Make me a match: Fidelity to match some IRA contributions

    What will it take to get you to contribute more to your retirement savings? Fidelity is taking a page out of the 401(k) playbook to try to make it happen for your individual retirement account. The company will begin offering a match on contributions...
  • Jim Blankenship: How to start retirement saving

    If you have more than one type of retirement savings plan available to you, where and in what order should you contribute to the accounts? First of all, most employees have some tax-deferred retirement savings accounts that go by many names 401(k), 403(...
  • Millions of 401(k) plans could get boost from Supreme Court

    Millions of 401(k) plans could get boost from Supreme Court
    More than 50 million Americans with retirement funds through their jobs may get a boost from the Supreme Court. A case heard by the justices Tuesday involved whether workers can sue their employers if the employer offers mutual funds that have...
  • 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...
  • Northern Trust to pay $60 million to settle securities-lending cases

    Northern Trust to pay $60 million to settle securities-lending cases
    Northern Trust Corp. will pay a combined $60 million to settle two 2009 class-action lawsuits filed by retirement plans unhappy with how the Chicago-based financial services firm ran its securities-lending program, according to two court filings last...
  • Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice

    Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice
    The idea that investment advisors owe a higher duty to their clients than to their own pocketbooks is an old one, often detested by Wall Street. So the announcement Monday from the White House that it will impose such a standard on advisors in the...
  • Los Angeles Times Michael Hiltzik column

    The idea that investment advisors owe a higher duty to their clients than to their own pocketbooks is an old one, often detested by Wall Street. So the announcement Monday from the White House that it will impose such a standard on advisors in the...