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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Who's minding public pensions?

    In September 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a modest pension reform measure that tried to close some of the loopholes that could inflate pensions. Last week the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, diluted...
  • Social Security Q&A

    Last week, I provided an update to the finances of the Social Security system ("Social Security: Broken, but not Broke). Considering that a total of 59 million Americans will receive some form of Social Security benefits in 2014, with payouts estimated at...
  • Sears to cut retirees' $37 monthly health care subsidy

    About 14,000 Sears retirees will lose a monthly health insurance subsidy as the languishing department store titan looks for ways to shave costs. Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. plans to send letters Friday to the 14,000 Sears, Roebuck & Co....
  • Retirement-saving changes you should keep an eye on

    Retirement savers will have a few new wrinkles to contend with this fall as new policies take effect and Congress continues to battle budget woes. Fledgling savers are likely to see new government-backed accounts, and some states are looking to roll...
  • Ousted education aide Ron Tomalis looking at enriched state pension

    HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers. But Corbett's decision to retain...
  • How to interpret your Social Security benefit statement

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Social Security Administration will be mailing annual benefit statements for the first time in three years to some American workers. That's good news, because the statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to...
  • Wills, investments, real estate arrangements all key to retirement planning

    Wills, investments, real estate arrangements all key to retirement planning
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Sorry to bug you with this but I truly value your thoughts and opinions. The issue I have is whether my wife and I need a "fee only" financial advisor or planner. On one hand, I feel as though my wife and I have...
  • Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]

    Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]
    We are headed for a retirement train wreck in this country. Employers continue to shift the burden of post-work income onto the shoulders of their employees, and nobody is saving enough money. But what is more alarming is this: More than a third of...
  • 50 most common questions about money and life after 50

    At least a decade ago, someone, somewhere declared, "50 is the new 30!" This rallying cry of baby boomers the last of whom are turning 50 as I type offers feel-good fuel for the midlife soul, except when we're talking about finances. A 50-year-old with a...
  • Caution when considering loans from a 401(k)

    Q: My wife stopped working and started staying home when we had our little ones. Now we have a lot of credit card debt we'd like to get rid of. Assuming I have a solid 401(k) balance for my age, is it wise to take a loan from my 401(k) to pay off the...
  • Phased retirement: How Washington is leading the way

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gwendolyn Ross will turn 66 in November, but she isn't ready to retire. A deputy comptroller for the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Florida, she hopes to work until she's 70 - but she would like to cut back her hours. "I have some...