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Retirement

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  • Half of people near retirement have no savings

     Half of people near retirement have no savings
    Half of U.S. households headed by a person 55 and over haven't stashed away any retirement savings. And while old-style pensions will help some of them put food on the table, 29 percent of such households don't have a pension. The data in a report...
  • Glenbard Township High Schools aren't feeding off taxpayers

    Glenbard Township High Schools aren't feeding off taxpayers
    The Chicago Tribune recently published an article and editorial regarding administrator salary increases and payments to the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, sharply criticizing Glenbard Township High School District 87 for administrative pay...
  • Apodaca: These allegations are not past their sell-by date

    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...
  • Agency should adopt rule to protect those with IRAs

    Agency should adopt rule to protect those with IRAs
    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...
  • State's public safety unions decry Senate pension bill

    State's public safety unions decry Senate pension bill
    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...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: 529 plans vs. education tax breaks

    Personal Finance Q&A: 529 plans vs. education tax breaks
    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...
  • Steps to take when disputing a denied health insurance claim

    Steps to take when disputing a denied health insurance claim
    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....
  • Lawmakers support bills favoring police over other unions

    Lawmakers support bills favoring police over other unions
    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....
  • What the Supreme Court's ruling means for your retirement savings

    What the Supreme Court's ruling means for your retirement savings
    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...
  • Letterman's 68th birthday a chance to consider age-old questions

    Letterman's 68th birthday a chance to consider age-old questions
    "I just turned 47, and this is the first birthday that's kind of gotten my attention," the man, who was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and high-top sneakers, told me. "You're just looking over the ridge at 50 here. And I'm thinking: 'Good God, 50. Nobody...
  • Angry readers: More taxes after work, more spaces after sentences

    Angry readers: More taxes after work, more spaces after sentences
    My inbox has been deluged with reader comments. That's expected when one proposes that the state tax retirement income. But who knew people were so attached to putting two spaces after a period? For the first time, I turn this column over to my readers....