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Retirement

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  • It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess

     It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess
    Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess." Like clockwork, as the holiday shopping season progresses, politicians begin to wrangle in Washington about taxes. It's...
  • An annuity that protects against longevity risk

    If you have been reading my columns regularly, you know that I recommend annuities sparingly. However, I do believe that qualified longevity annuity contracts (QLACs) have some advantages -- without high costs. A QLAC is a type of deferred-income...
  • Consider these 8 important benefit options during Open Enrollment

    Q: What should I focus on when making decisions during open enrollment for my employee benefits for 2015? A: People tend to concentrate on health insurance decisions during open enrollment in the fall (see our Guide to Picking the Best Health Insurance...
  • Ask Kim: How do I qualify for the retirement savers tax credit?

    What must my income be to qualify for the retirement savers tax credit? Do I need to max out my IRA to get the full credit? For 2014, you can qualify for the retirement savers credit if your adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less if married filing...
  • RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg

    RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg
    Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp will stop matching employees' retirement-fund contributions and review health benefits to help cut costs, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an internal memo. RadioShack will discontinue matching for 401(k) and...
  • Panel's Tactic In Mayor 'Taco Joe' Maturo's Pension Case May Hurt Other Retirees

    Panel's Tactic In Mayor 'Taco Joe' Maturo's Pension Case May Hurt Other Retirees
    Republican East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo has been frustrated so far in his fight to regain a $40,000-a-year municipal pension that state officials took away from him three years ago. But he's now managed to make state officials doubt their continued...
  • Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...
  • Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say

    Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say
    Costa Mesa's outgoing police chief will receive an annual pension of about $185,000 on top of a $167,812 salary when he starts a new job at the Port of Los Angeles, city officials said. Chief Tom Gazsi is retiring from the Costa Mesa Police Department...
  • Retirement: when you should apply for Social Security

    Figuring out when to apply for Social Security isn't as complicated as unraveling the human genome -- it just seems that way. There are numerous strategies that, used to maximum advantage, could increase your lifetime benefits by hundreds of thousands...
  • 5 year-end retirement tips

    With just weeks to go before the end of the year, here are five potential money-making/money saving retirement moves to consider. 1. Fully fund employer-sponsored retirement plan contributions. Unlike IRA's, the deadline for funding 401 (k), 403 (b) or...
  • Congress' backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

    At last the actual language has been released of the backroom, last-minute congressional deal allowing benefits of millions of retired workers to be shredded. It's even worse than its critics anticipated. We've tracked this inexcusably hasty,...