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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Retirement savings smaller in South Florida

    Retirement savings smaller in South Florida
    It's tough to save for retirement when you're working in South Florida. People here had an average of 20 percent less than the national average in their 401K retirement accounts — $76,700 vs. $91,800 — by the end of March, according to a...
  • Paying for son's college weighs on serious Seattle-area savers

    KENMORE, Wash. Jennifer Ferdinand and Todd Parker have steady jobs, pensions and retirement accounts. They keep their spending in check and expect to pay off their home mortgage after 15 years. In short, the Seattle-area couple are well-positioned for...
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    Fixing Illinois' pension mess won't be easy One of the ironies of the pension reform law that the Illinois Supreme Court struck down is that there was another bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, in 2013 that gave public...
  • Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget

     Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the new City Council and his administration would hold off on considering how to raise money to plug massive budget and pension holes. Before having those tough talks on which taxes and fees the city should raise,...
  • San Bernardino's bankruptcy plan favors CalPERS

    San Bernardino's bankruptcy plan favors CalPERS
    San Bernardino's plan to exit bankruptcy has at least one winner, plenty of losers and could have repercussions for other California cities. The city will pay every penny of the almost $50 million it owes to the California Public Employee Retirement...
  • Employers must monitor 401(k) fees, Supreme Court rules

    Employers must monitor 401(k) fees, Supreme Court rules
    In a move that could brighten retirement prospects for millions of Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers have a duty to keep watch over 401(k) plans to guard against high management fees that can erode retirement savings. A unanimous...
  • What the Supreme Court 401(k) ruling means for you

    What the Supreme Court 401(k) ruling means for you
    The U.S. Supreme Court broadened protections of workers' retirements with an important decision that increased the responsibilities of the overseers of corporate 401(k)s,  particularly regarding fees charged by mutual fund companies.  The court opened the...
  • Retired Glendale Unified superintendent's $277K pension among highest in the state for educators

    Former Glendale Unified Superintendent Michael Escalante received a pension of $277,833 in 2014, making him the highest pension earner among former Glendale Unified employees as well as the majority of retired state educators, according to data released...
  • Gary Brooks: Retirement drawdown tips

    Your financial life, like climbing a mountain, does not end when you reach the summit, your retirement. Getting down safely, or making your retirement income last, requires a set of different strategies. How can you withdraw your money without depleting...
  • Maximizing Social Security: A case study

    Many Americans are becoming more interested in optimizing Social Security benefits, as retirees are trying to maximize income in retirement. There are many factors to consider as you evaluate different Social Security strategies. Many Americans are...
  • Brainstorming on pension fix abounds after Illinois high court rejected law

    Brainstorming on pension fix abounds after Illinois high court rejected law
    Treat the state's crushing pension debt like a home mortgage and refinance it. Offer public workers a deal to cut pension bills. Fire them all. Let the dust settle on pensions and do nothing to change them. Raise more tax revenue — big time....