| May 23, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Sometimes while digging through my refrigerator I come across an iffy artifact past its sell-by date. If it doesn't pass the smell test, into the trash it goes.
Like my forgotten fridge items, a new allegation that years ago Newport-Mesa School...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 5:20 AM
When contributing to your employer-sponsored plan, you can choose to defer your income by a dollar or a percentage amount. The smart thing to do is to opt for whichever makes you save more.
An automatic deduction from your paycheck is an effective way to...
| May 22, 2015
| 12:15 PM
It's tough to save for retirement when you're working in South Florida.
People here had an average of 20 percent less than the national average in their 401K retirement accounts — $76,700 vs. $91,800 — by the end of March, according to a...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 7:46 PM
HARRISBURG — It's not fair.
Those three words summed up viewpoints of public safety workers and a businessman who testified Tuesday at a House hearing on a Senate bill to overhaul the state's two pension systems and their combined $50 billion in...
| May 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: You recently mentioned in your column that you can't use any of the three education tax breaks — the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit or the tuition and fees deduction — for expenses paid with 529 college...
| May 29, 2015
| 12:05 PM
Most people heading into retirement know life after work isn't all shuffleboard on the lido deck.
There can be serious money and health care concerns, not to mention worries about boredom and relationship conflict with all that newfound free time....
| May 26, 2015
| 12:20 PM
In corridors up and down the state Capitol, support for law enforcement is clear.
Lawmakers adorn their doors and windows with black-sashed state police emblems to honor a trooper who died and another who was wounded by an alleged sniper in September....
| May 21, 2015
| 6:35 PM
A budget of nearly $800 million is proposed for the 2015-16 fiscal year, one a top city official says will include a small surplus, but the years following will entail some uncertainties stemming from a legal battle with the state as well as ongoing...
| May 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for investors last week when it revived a lawsuit accusing the managers of a company retirement plan of picking investments that were too costly. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor is trying to provide a similar...
| May 20, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the new City Council and his administration would hold off on considering how to raise money to plug massive budget and pension holes.
Before having those tough talks on which taxes and fees the city should raise,...
| May 25, 2015
If you save in a 401(k) plan, the U.S. Supreme Court may have just handed you some money.
The court ruled unanimously that employers have an ongoing duty to monitor the appropriateness of their 401(k) investments. That means even if a fund was once...