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  • Senate Republicans reviving ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to cut future pension benefits for current workers

    Senate Republicans reviving ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to cut future pension benefits for current workers
    HARRISBURG — In 2013, some Senate Republicans criticized as illegal and did not approve Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to reduce future retirement benefits for current state and school employees, lawmakers and judges to save money. But now,...
  • Teacher for a day, pension for life

    Teacher for a day, pension for life
    David Piccioli is not a retired teacher. He's a retired lobbyist who elbowed his way into the Teachers Retirement System by subbing in a Springfield classroom for one day and then tried to inflate that pension with help from his friends in the General...
  • Retirement debt is real debt

    Retirement debt is real debt
    Last week, the Maryland House of Delegates and a Senate panel approved Gov. Larry Hogan's fiscal 2016 budget proposal, with modifications. While the proposed budget reduces agency spending by 2 percent and cuts pension spending, the budget does not...
  • 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...
  • Larson's Social Security Fix Should Solve Shortfall

    Larson's Social Security Fix Should Solve Shortfall
    The problem with Social Security can be stated succinctly: It is running out of money. Experts believe the Social Security Trust Fund will be depleted by 2033 to the point where it could pay only about 75 percent of benefits. That would ill serve the vast...
  • Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement

    Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement
    If a stranger walked up to you today and offered to give you $1,000, and it wasn't a con job, would you take it? How about $200 or $100? If your income is low, I've got just such a deal for you. And the only work you will have to do to earn it is to...
  • Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'

    Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, again on Wednesday bashed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Rubio is a likely candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination. Last week, Wasserman Schultz said she...
  • Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say

    Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say
    Pension experts for the city's three unions have a message for City Hall: Don't believe the doomsayers predicting financial collapse for Hollywood's retirement plans. For years, Hollywood officials have fretted over how to reform the city's F-rated...
  • Susan Tompor: 5 cool tips for a bigger tax refund

    Most of us have no problem when it comes to shopping around to save $100 on a vacation flight. Or using an app to save $10 on a dinner out. But shop around for a tax break? Who does that? Yet if you know the right tax breaks, you can generate a bigger...
  • Joseph A. Clark: Working couples' 401(k)s

    How should working couples approach their retirement accounts? By scrutinizing the pros and cons of each option, and then making a coordinated plan. Sure they're crunched for time, which can tempt them to oversimplify investment decisions. But beware...
  • 5 key considerations when naming beneficiaries

    When you hear the word "beneficiary," you probably think of someone inheriting a lot of money -- the beneficiary of a will. But in reality the word covers a lot more than wills and estates. The dictionary defines beneficiary as "the recipient of funds" --...