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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

    Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County
    Nearly 900 retirees from Lake County government, Lake County public schools and the College of Lake County collect six-figure annual pensions — including 14 whose pensions pay out more than $200,000 per year, according to a Chicago-based watchdog...
  • How to find a financial adviser you can trust

    How to find a financial adviser you can trust
    Q. It was with great interest that I read your recent article on free retirement-planning dinners. I'm a retired Miami-Dade policeman, and have turned down three dinner invitations from financial planning services recently because I was suspicious they...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?

    Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?
    Dear Liz: I'm 26 and make $45,000 per year. I currently have about $60,000 saved with no debt. Roughly half of my assets are in retirement accounts, and the other half are in non-retirement accounts. I strive to save 30% of my income (about 15% in pre-tax...
  • Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms

    Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms
    It's become budgetary Groundhog Day. This is the fourth consecutive biennium in which the state has faced stagnant or shrinking revenues and had to fill a projected deficit with a tin cup and a meat cleaver. Needed programs and services are cut while...
  • Will using home equity to buy beach rental pay off?

    Will using home equity to buy beach rental pay off?
    Dear Liz: Eight years ago, we bought a fixer-upper in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Now it's mostly fixed up, and property values have soared. We would like to borrow against the equity to buy a beach house we could use and also rent out. This would be a...
  • A State Pension Mess Fueled By Politics And A Commission's Reversal

    A State Pension Mess Fueled By Politics And A Commission's Reversal
    Sometimes when you make a mess, it seems that each new attempt to clean it up makes it even messier. Evidence of that is a 180-degree reversal on Feb. 19 by the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission in its treatment of one of two...
  • IRA Makeover: Here's A Portfolio That Could Work For You

    IRA Makeover: Here's A Portfolio That Could Work For You
    It's crunch time for taxpayers to beat the deadline for 2014 IRA contributions. How you invest that money and manage the portfolio could shape your retirement. Yet a Vanguard study last year found more than two–thirds of last-minute contributions,...
  • CTA and CPD leaders speak against adverse pension ruling

    On March 11, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuits challenging SB 1: the 2013 legislation that reformed the pension systems of state and university employees and teachers outside the city of Chicago. This lawsuit has...
  • Sterling Raskie: Your year's money checklist

    As winter fades, it's time to seriously gear up to make your financial goals for 2015 real. They range from the simple and quick to the complex and long term. Here's a checklist to get you started and keep you going. PAY YOURSELF FIRST This concept,...
  • Retirement: Nice work if you can get it

    Retirement: Nice work if you can get it
    In most professions, employers can no longer require you to retire at a certain age, but keeping yourself relevant in your current career or attractive to your next employer is on you, says Catherine Collinson, president of the Transamerica Center for...
  • Leaky retirement savings

    Leaky retirement savings
    If only fixing a leaky retirement account were as easy as repairing a leaky faucet. A new report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that money is seeping out of retirement accounts at alarming rates, causing permanent damage...