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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Web Winners: Playing catch-up on savings: Is it doable?

    Not everyone who puts off retirement saving can make a success of playing catch-up. But for a lot of people, it is doable, with the right advice and a realistic plan. Here are some suggestions. "The odds are not insurmountable" for a person in their...
  • Ask Carrie: 2015 brings important IRS, Social Security and Medicare updates

    Dear Readers: A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that affect how you manage your money. As we face 2015, the changes that affect most...
  • Brendan Finucane: Discipline, not 401(k) plans, needed to ease state's pension crisis

    Over the last several years, a key Pennsylvania political debate has centered on the issue of public pensions. Conventional wisdom from the Legislature says that in order to deal with our significant debt problems, we have to end traditional pensions as...
  • CalPERS posts 18.4% return on investments in 2014 fiscal year

    Amid concern over soaring retiree costs, the state's nearly $300-billion public pension fund issued an annual report that showed solid investment gains. The report released Tuesday by the California Public Employees' Retirement System showed an...
  • Social Security Q&A: Will benefits be affected by unemployment payments?

    Q: I went back to work after retiring, but now the company I work for is downsizing. I'll be receiving unemployment benefits in a few weeks. Will this affect my retirement benefits? A: When it comes to retirement benefits, Social Security does not...
  • What to consider before consolidating retirement accounts

    Q. Should I put all my retirement accounts with one brokerage/financial firm? I have two accounts at one firm out of town, and a recently inherited account with another firm here in my hometown. The same applies to my husband's accounts. My daughter...
  • State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'

    State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'
    Attorneys for state government are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reinstate a controversial law curbing public employee pensions, contending that constitutional protections of retirement benefits are not absolute. The arguments by Illinois...
  • Social Security raise won't go far for recipients

    PITTSBURGH While this year's 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients is one of the smallest in history, it still beats the 1.5 percent raise last year, and is a far cry better than 2010 and 2011 when there was no increase at...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Managing debt wisely in your retirement years

    The holidays, the hangovers and, for many, the resolutions are over. What's left, of course, are the extra pounds and the credit card bills. Skipping a few restaurant meals this month can help with both problems, but for many retirees that isn't going...
  • Old 401(k)s: out of sight - and out of money

    Is there any way that America's current do-it-yourself retirement system won't be a recipe for complete and total disaster? Think about it: First, we run the whole thing through the cheapskate employers. Then we combine those bosses with a predatory...