| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:53 AM
Retirees who file their taxes quarterly may feel like every season is tax season, but preparing for the April tax deadline is a good time to seek out new deductions and plan some strategies for the year ahead.
You might be hitting a tax sweet spot, a...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 8:00 PM
English Brent Taylor is just a few years from retirement, but before he can take it easy, he needs to tackle a burden more seniors are carrying: debt.
At 67, Taylor is working to pay off close to $90,000 in debt before he leaves his full-time job with...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I went to renew my IRA certificate of deposit and the bank officer suggested that I renew at the greater rate being offered for a five-year term (about 1.5% APR) rather than the lower rate for a one-year term (about 1% APR). She explained that...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:01 AM
In the telling of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his four years in office have been a clinic in bold and decisive response to financial crisis while election rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is a man without a plan who would dig the hole deeper for city taxpayers.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year.
The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:30 PM
As tax-time comes around again, many people are left wondering: Where are all the middle-class tax breaks? When it comes to taxation of wages -- ordinary income -- there are few places to hide. And that's painfully apparent this time of year, when...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to send a city pension director to London for a week — the latest of nearly $100,000 in travel expenses for top pension officials since 2013.
The Board of Estimates authorized municipal pension...
| Apr 3, 2015
Kansas is expected to issue $1 billion in bonds to bolster its pension system for teachers and government workers after the Legislature authorized the debt.
Some lawmakers see the move as potentially risky, and the votes in the Republican-dominated...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 5:05 AM
Disappearing pensions, continued corporate downsizing and stubborn unemployment combine to ignite great concern that many folks still don't save enough for retirement. Maybe you've given up trying to realistically assess your future costs or you simply...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Illinois' top Republican legislative leaders expressed optimism for financial reform in Springfield during a stop April 1 at the Plymouth Place Senior Living center in LaGrange Park.
"After 13 years of one-party rule, we were in a really bad spot," said...