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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • 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...
  • Congress' backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

    At last the actual language has been released of the backroom, last-minute congressional deal allowing benefits of millions of retired workers to be shredded. It's even worse than its critics anticipated. We've tracked this inexcusably hasty,...
  • Retirement: when you should apply for Social Security

    Figuring out when to apply for Social Security isn't as complicated as unraveling the human genome -- it just seems that way. There are numerous strategies that, used to maximum advantage, could increase your lifetime benefits by hundreds of thousands...
  • 5 year-end retirement tips

    With just weeks to go before the end of the year, here are five potential money-making/money saving retirement moves to consider. 1. Fully fund employer-sponsored retirement plan contributions. Unlike IRA's, the deadline for funding 401 (k), 403 (b) or...
  • How are federal dollars divided among states?

    WASHINGTON Benefits for Americans, chiefly Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, dominate the federal spending that gets transferred to states through grants, contracts and other programs. But among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, there are...
  • Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say

    Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say
    Costa Mesa's outgoing police chief will receive an annual pension of about $185,000 on top of a $167,812 salary when he starts a new job at the Port of Los Angeles, city officials said. Chief Tom Gazsi is retiring from the Costa Mesa Police Department...
  • Panel's Tactic In Mayor 'Taco Joe' Maturo's Pension Case May Hurt Other Retirees

    Panel's Tactic In Mayor 'Taco Joe' Maturo's Pension Case May Hurt Other Retirees
    Republican East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo has been frustrated so far in his fight to regain a $40,000-a-year municipal pension that state officials took away from him three years ago. But he's now managed to make state officials doubt their continued...