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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Whistleblower's Lawsuit: Retirement System Rife With Politics, Pro-Union Bias

    Whistleblower's Lawsuit: Retirement System Rife With Politics, Pro-Union Bias
    When the state's chief auditors said on June 17 that many government retirees may be receiving undeserved disability pensions costing millions, they based their report on the allegations of a "whistleblower" they didn't name. But now the whistleblower &#...
  • Personal Finance: Inherited IRA's are not protected assets

    Personal Finance: Inherited IRA's are not protected assets
    On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 9-0 in the case of Clark vs. Rameker and ruled that funds held in Inherited individual retirement accounts are not the heir's "retirement funds" and do not have creditor protection. It was a fairly quiet...
  • A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority

    Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament. Although he stayed on the sidelines, the 69-year-old...
  • Susan Tompor: So you want to file for Social Security at 62?

    What do you do when you turn 62? Do you file for Social Security benefits as early as possible at 62? Hold off until 66? Or wait until age 70 to receive the maximum benefit? It's not always a straightforward answer. For many, it's a Sudoku puzzle or a...
  • Social Security Q&A: What can I do at the SS website?

    Q: What can I do at http://www.socialsecurity.gov? A: There are many things you can do on Social Security's website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business with us online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices . You can get an...
  • CTA president has to give up lucrative CTA pension

    Dorval Carter took a new job last month as president of the Chicago Transit Authority and had to temporarily suspend receipt of a pension — from the CTA. Carter left the CTA in 2009 and signed up for an early retirement program that has paid him...
  • Disability Pension Issue Continues To Fester

    HARTFORD — A major issue concerning eligibility for state disability pensions — which state auditors said this week might already have cost the state millions in unwarranted payments to recipients who are no longer eligible — remained...
  • Dan Crimmins: Retirees' foe: Rising costs

    The days of a former corporate employer paying a lifetime pension to you and your partner are dwindling. If your retirement looms, you need to account for ever-rising prices and how long you'll need to pay them. My father worked very successfully for 30-...
  • Auditors Slam Comptroller Over Disability Pension Payments

    Auditors Slam Comptroller Over Disability Pension Payments
    State auditors slammed the office of Comptroller Kevin Lembo on Wednesday, saying that their investigation into a complaint by a whistleblower who once worked in the comptroller's retirement division revealed lax procedures "that could have resulted in...
  • Affluent retirees think they have enough savings to last

    Affluent retirees think they have enough savings to last
    Retirees in South Florida are more confident than most people about surviving retirement financially. Nine of 10 retirees who have between $50,000 to $250,000 in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and bank accounts think they have enough money to get by, a new...
  • On issues, Jeb Bush often adamant, rarely a waffler

    On issues, Jeb Bush often adamant, rarely a waffler
    He wants to raise the retirement age for Social Security, limit immigration reforms, toughen the Cuban embargo and replace Obamacare. When former Gov. Jeb Bush launches his long-awaited presidential campaign in Miami on Monday, look for him to stick...