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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • 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...
  • Retirement: blazing a trail into retirement

    A growing number of couples are planning to retire separately. For some, job loss or disability has forced the decision; for others, age disparity (men are three years older than their wives, on average) has played a role. The closing gap in earning power...
  • Risk tolerance matters when making cash-flow decision

    Q. I'm retired, 71, and living on my Social Security and a pension totaling $3,200 monthly. I have an IRA worth $412,000 sitting out of the stock market and another $38,000 in a savings account. I don't trust the stock market and believe it to be...
  • California pension funds are running dry

     California pension funds are running dry
    A decade ago, many of California's public pension plans had plenty of money to pay for workers' retirements. All that has changed, according to a far-reaching package of data from the state controller. Taxpayers are now on the hook for billions of...
  • A look at poverty in America, from the inside

    A look at poverty in America, from the inside
    One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
  • Getting more realistic on L.A. pension returns

    Getting more realistic on L.A. pension returns
    In the last year, all three of Los Angeles' public employee pension funds have recalculated their too-rosy estimates of how much they will earn in the years ahead. Those lowered earning forecasts may cost the city in the short term — if it has to...
  • Pension investments target workers

    Pension investments target workers
    Public pension funds should invest the retirement savings of government workers to secure their financial future, not undermine it. Yet across the country, these funds are financing companies that privatize their own workers' jobs. And because many of...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is partner eligible for Social Security benefits?

    Dear Liz: My partner of 30 years recently died. Am I eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? I don't want anything I don't deserve, but if I'm entitled to something, every penny would be appreciated. I am 54 and make minimum wage. Answer: Your...