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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Retirement insecurity: Two studies underline housing and income challenges

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monday marks the sixth anniversary of the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, a key event in the Wall Street meltdown that led to the Great Recession. The recession wreaked havoc on the retirement plans of millions of Americans,...
  • The basics of relying on a model portfolio

    After he met with his financial adviser, Brendon Dibella, of Alexandria, Va., had a portfolio tailor-made to meet his financial goals, which include college for his daughter (now age 4) and retirement by age 60. Instead of starting with a blank sheet...
  • 401(k) rollovers: Consider these tips to avoid tax trap

    It was a silly oversight. Back in high school, I had worked for my town's library and accumulated a tiny retirement savings account. Years later, I was told I could transfer the funds to another retirement plan. If I did nothing, I'd get a check for...
  • Auditors: More Miscues Managing CT Teachers' Retirement System

    Auditors: More Miscues Managing CT Teachers' Retirement System
    The state agency that oversees benefits for 32,000 retired Connecticut teachers and their beneficiaries came under fire again Thursday from the state auditors. While Auditors Robert M. Ward and John C. Geragosian expanded concerns they raised earlier...
  • More public-employee pension nonsense in California

    To the editor: An oxymoron is a figure of speech producing an incongruous, self-contradictory effect, as in "employee retirement contribution." ("Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million," Sept. 9) State Controller John Chiang's audit says...
  • Lawmakers, go first. No more pensions.

     Lawmakers, go first. No more pensions.
    Illinois lawmakers are busy* this summer. (*Campaigning, golfing, fundraising.) The House and Senate adjourned in May and won't reconvene until Nov. 19, the start of the fall veto session. We don't know whether the Illinois Supreme Court by then...
  • Commentary: COIN ordinance is saving taxpayers money

    At the last Costa Mesa City Council meeting, I was pleased to see savings of more than $1 million result from negotiations with employees. The transparency of COIN confirmed this success. COIN, the Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance, requires...
  • Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]

    Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]
    We are headed for a retirement train wreck in this country. Employers continue to shift the burden of post-work income onto the shoulders of their employees, and nobody is saving enough money. But what is more alarming is this: More than a third of...
  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • Julio Fuentes: Group's future vested on Social Security

    As the Social Security website says, "Social Security is neutral in respect to race or ethnicity." That is under a headline that says, "Social Security is important to Hispanics." True, Hispanics are treated no differently than anyone else, but we have a...
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a deferred income annuity?

    I understand that the Treasury Department just changed the tax rules so people can now invest IRA money in deferred income annuities without worrying about required minimum distributions. Should I invest in this kind of annuity? If you're starting to...