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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • 99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

     99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost
    Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension. Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police...
  • Just when you thought you've heard it all on pensions....

    To the editor: Why should a library staff member receive a bonus for helping a patron? Why should a jail worker receive a bonus for answering a question from the public? Surely those activities are part of the employee's job description. ("99 ways to...
  • America's middle class knows it faces a grim retirement

    Wells Fargo did as much as it could to soft-pedal the findings of its fifth-annual Middle Class Retirement Survey, released Wednesday, but the horrific numbers speak for themselves. "Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class...
  • What to do when your 401(k) match is terrible

    What to do when your 401(k) match is terrible
    Typical retirement advice calls for contributing to your 401(k) account at least to max out the company match. There's no denying that the match is a huge part of retirement planning. Employer contributions can really add up. For instance, employees...
  • Investment strategies to take during market volatility

    Another volatile, spooky October in the financial markets has forced gut checks at all three stages of the retirement spectrum, but there are ways to mitigate that sick feeling. Of course, having already anticipated the long-awaited downdraft would...
  • Obama's myRA accounts come up short for savers

    Obama's myRA accounts come up short for savers
    President Obama's legacy will probably not include retirement savings accounts, but he did point the way to a promising option this year: a government-sponsored account, aimed at the millions of workers without access to an employer plan. As with so...
  • Retirement: Retirement budget: Crunch your own numbers

    To get a handle on how you'll spend your time and money in retirement, start making a detailed analysis of what your expenses are about five years before you turn in your office keys. "In the first two years, don't try to clip coupons, and don't stop...
  • How to choose a retirement funds adviser

    Q: I am retiring in a year or so. I want to talk with someone about financial planning, taxes and retirement before Social Security kicks in. Have you heard of a CPA/PFS? I believe there are only a few fee-based PFS professionals around Palm Beach County....
  • You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy

     You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy
    Ask just about anyone near retirement age if they think they will have plenty of money to last through retirement and you're likely to see their insecurity. A new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows they aren't being...
  • Financial gerontology: a tonic for retirees

    Merrill Lynch made business page headlines this year by appointing Baltimore County native Cynthia Hutchins to the newly created post of director of financial gerontology. Ms. Hutchins is charged with teaching the company's nearly 14,000 financial...
  • Retirement: How your retirement income is taxed

    One of the biggest mistakes that retirees make when calculating their living expenses is forgetting how big a bite state and federal taxes can take out of savings. Tax-deferred accounts. Prepare to feel pain. Withdrawals from traditional IRAs and your...