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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Problem with savings plan

    The Chicago Tribune’s editorial “A Democrat grooves his pitch; Illinois Republicans whiff” opened with three statements that are very misleading. The Tribune claims that the Biss bill will “encourage personal responsibility for...
  • How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...
  • Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment

    Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's former state police chauffeur, Vincent DeRosa, has won a $19,000-a-year increase in his lifetime pension, along with a 10-year, retroactive payment of more than $177,000 upfront. As Rowland was being convicted this past...
  • Pamela Yip: Deadline looms for mandatory minimum withdrawal from retirement funds

    A critical date is approaching for those 70 1/2 and older. Dec. 31 is the deadline for those with retirement plans to take their annual required minimum distribution, or RMD, from their accounts. Also known as minimum required distribution, or MRD,...
  • Laura Woods: 5 ways you're sabotaging your future net worth

    You may not realize it, but the actions you take now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road. Many Americans inadvertently minimize their future net worth by focusing only on the short-term. It can be great to live in the moment,...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Will an installment loan help credit score?

    Dear Liz: I am working on paying my bad debt from the past to rebuild my scores. I have one credit card that I pay in full every month, but no installment loan. I recently was given the opportunity to take a car loan with monthly payments I could easily...
  • Mailbag: Law enforcement employees earn their pensions

    Re. "Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say," (Dec. 5): Reporter Jeremiah Dobruck writes of the chief's retirement income and combines it with the salary he will be receiving in his new job with the Port of Los Angeles. What...
  • Commentary: Supreme Court strips retirement account protections

    Imagine this: You've worked hard to save money in your individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k). You do the right thing by selecting beneficiaries and rest easy knowing the money will be safe for heirs after you are gone. Years later, your child...
  • Paul Sisolak: How to make sure your retirement savings last as long as you do

    Planning for retirement these days can be daunting, as people are living longer, healthier lives. According to the Social Security Administration, 65-year-old baby boomers can expect to live to the age of 84.3 years old if they're men and 86.6 years old...
  • The importance of Rawlings-Blake's pension reform

    The importance of Rawlings-Blake's pension reform
    Baltimore's active and retired police officers and fire fighters got a good bit of news this week with the release of an annual report on their pension system's finances. Thanks to strong investment returns and increased contributions from both the city...
  • Congress poised to allow cuts to private pension payouts

    More than 1 million Americans who were promised secure, predictable retirement income probably will see part of their monthly benefit checks evaporate as Congress moves to stabilize some private pension systems veering toward insolvency. The expected...