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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...
  • RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg

    RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg
    Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp will stop matching employees' retirement-fund contributions and review health benefits to help cut costs, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an internal memo. RadioShack will discontinue matching for 401(k) and...
  • Ask Kim: How do I qualify for the retirement savers tax credit?

    What must my income be to qualify for the retirement savers tax credit? Do I need to max out my IRA to get the full credit? For 2014, you can qualify for the retirement savers credit if your adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less if married filing...
  • An annuity that protects against longevity risk

    If you have been reading my columns regularly, you know that I recommend annuities sparingly. However, I do believe that qualified longevity annuity contracts (QLACs) have some advantages -- without high costs. A QLAC is a type of deferred-income...
  • Consider these 8 important benefit options during Open Enrollment

    Q: What should I focus on when making decisions during open enrollment for my employee benefits for 2015? A: People tend to concentrate on health insurance decisions during open enrollment in the fall (see our Guide to Picking the Best Health Insurance...
  • Web Winners: Tips for managing 401(k) money after leaving a job

    When you lose or leave a job, it's important to know what to do about any money that's stashed for you in a former employer's 401(k) retirement plan. There are lots of options. Losing a job raises all sorts of questions in addition to immediate...
  • It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess

     It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess
    Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess." Like clockwork, as the holiday shopping season progresses, politicians begin to wrangle in Washington about taxes. It's...
  • Smart financial gifts for young adults

    A personal finance book or other like-minded gift may not be at the top of most 20- and 30-somethings' wish lists this holiday season. But if you're new to managing money, it might be a good idea. What should you ask for? Financial advisers and other...
  • Nazi criminals getting benefits? Yes, it's true

    Nazi criminals getting benefits? Yes, it's true
    Congress has finally found something its members can agree on. It's important, it's bipartisan and it's hellacious enough to make you wonder how such a practice could have been allowed to continue, with the blessing of the U.S. government, no less....
  • Retirement account owners decrease

    The share of American families that have IRAs or 401(k) retirement plans has spiraled down in the past decade, while the amount of assets in those accounts has been on an upward climb during that time. The Washington, D.C.-based Employee Benefit Research...
  • Some in Congress turn down pension, but most cash in

    WASHINGTON Like most members of Congress, Republican Reps. Howard Coble of North Carolina and Norman "Doc" Hastings of Washington state are millionaires. They also share something else: They'll retire at the end of the year after turning down lucrative...