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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • 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...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Wrong address leads to credit card default

    Personal Finance Q&A: Wrong address leads to credit card default
    Dear Liz: A debt collector says I owe a small debt from a store credit card I opened about six months ago. The wrong address was on file, so I hadn't received any documentation at all. After opening the account I had called the store customer service line...
  • Retirement insecurity

    Retirement insecurity
    The "silver tsunami" predicted for Maryland, where more than 1 million workers have no retirement savings, is one that will sweep the rest of the country, too. As a matter of fact, the Employee Benefit Research Institute says the percentage of Marylanders...
  • Senator defends pay commission after hearing critics

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ease the pain of health care costs in retirement

    When you draw up a retirement spending budget, you're likely to account for utilities, car insurance and lawn care. But have you given the cost of health care a hard look, or are the numbers too scary to contemplate? Once you get real about those...