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Retirement

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  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?

    Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?
    Dear Liz: I'm 26 and make $45,000 per year. I currently have about $60,000 saved with no debt. Roughly half of my assets are in retirement accounts, and the other half are in non-retirement accounts. I strive to save 30% of my income (about 15% in pre-tax...
  • Six years from retirement and $90,000 in debt

    English Brent Taylor is just a few years from retirement, but before he can take it easy, he needs to tackle a burden more seniors are carrying: debt. At 67, Taylor is working to pay off close to $90,000 in debt before he leaves his full-time job with...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: An iffy proposal for an IRA

    Personal Finance Q&A: An iffy proposal for an IRA
    Dear Liz: I went to renew my IRA certificate of deposit and the bank officer suggested that I renew at the greater rate being offered for a five-year term (about 1.5% APR) rather than the lower rate for a one-year term (about 1% APR). She explained that...
  • Devil in the details with city finances

    Devil in the details with city finances
    In the telling of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his four years in office have been a clinic in bold and decisive response to financial crisis while election rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is a man without a plan who would dig the hole deeper for city taxpayers. The...
  • Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix

    Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year. The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
  • As Illinois hangs in the balance, its Supreme Court weighs a pension case

     As Illinois hangs in the balance, its Supreme Court weighs a pension case
    The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday spent 53 minutes hearing oral arguments in a case that can gravely undermine the future of Illinois. No, that's not overly dramatic. We have our opinion about what occurred Wednesday. First, though, the towering...
  • Ask Kim: Does my daughter qualify for the retirement savers' credit?

    What is the income limit to claim the retirement savers' credit? My daughter's income is less than $30,000, but I thought I read that adjusted gross income had to be less than $18,000 to claim the credit. This is a good time to ask about the retirement...
  • Emanuel attack ad on Garcia takes liberties

    Emanuel attack ad on Garcia takes liberties
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the attack Tuesday against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, airing a TV ad criticizing his challenger on city financial issues. The mayor, fighting for his political life on April 7, is using a time-tested campaign tactic: Define your...
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments today on pension law

     Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments today on pension law
    More than a year of legal wrangling over Illinois' attempt to curb benefits in the nation's most underfunded pension system will come down to 50 minutes of courtroom debate Wednesday when lawyers for state government and public workers square off before...
  • Plan for a long life when saving for retirement

    If we knew we'd die tomorrow, we'd be rich today. Literally. With only one day to live, a nest egg of $100,000 would be enough to take a trip around the world (at lightning speed), buy a Tesla, or live in the lap of luxury for a few hours. But since most...
  • Retirement: Map out a financial plan

    Whether you figure on working well past retirement age or kicking back on day one, anticipate how you'll handle your expenses. Start with a budget that includes necessary expenditures, such as food, housing and health care, as well as nice-to-haves,...