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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Program must change with longevity, demographics

    Program must change with longevity, demographics
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a strong...
  • Bethlehem Mayor Donchez calls for tax increase in 'austere' budget

    Bethlehem Mayor Donchez calls for tax increase in 'austere' budget
    After trimming $5 million from the budget and raising more in fees increases and property sales, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez announced Friday the city will need a tax increase of just under 1 mill to balance the "austere" budget and fix the...
  • 401(k) accounts lag in South Florida

    401(k) accounts lag in South Florida
    South Floridians lag when it comes to their 401(k) accounts. On average, people in Broward and Miami-Dade counties have 18 percent less in their 401(k) retirement accounts at work than the U.S. average, according to Fidelity Investments. The average...
  • Working during retirement can reduce Social Security benefit

    More people are working during their retirement years than ever before. It is important to know the potential disadvantages as well as the advantages. You should definitely know that wages earned in retirement can affect Social Security benefits for you...
  • Retirement savings plans fit for entrepreneurs

    Large employers have been rolling out a slew of 401(k) bells and whistles designed to get workers to save more, but what about those who are going it alone? As year-end draws closer, workers thinking about retiring and hanging out the entrepreneurial...
  • Chuck Ballard: New ideas needed to end teacher pension crisis

    Chuck Ballard: New ideas needed to end teacher pension crisis
    There is no silver-bullet easy, cheap and quick plan to get out of the teacher pension mess we are in. The can of worms has been kicked down the road several times and has grown into a bigger can of pension problems. Complicating the problem are...
  • New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans

    New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans
    Legg Mason Inc. and two partners will begin offering a new retirement product aimed at small businesses and their employees. The EZ-IRA is designed to overcome hurdles that limited small-business access to such retirement investment vehicles, leaving...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Pay a bogus bill to protect credit rating?

    Dear Liz: I was a volunteer for a research study at a local university. It required a blood draw done at the university's hospital. A month later, I received a bill for the blood draw, which I questioned. I was told it was a mistake and that I was in no...
  • Employee Rep Raises Concern Over Treasurer's Quest For Attorney's Fees

    Employee Rep Raises Concern Over Treasurer's Quest For Attorney's Fees
    Marc Nelson, the employee representative to the Hartford Pension Commission, sent a letter to the city’s top lawyer Thursday raising concerns about a request to fund attorney’s fees for Hartford Treasurer Adam Cloud. Cloud is seeking payment...
  • How young people should save for retirement

    How much do you need to save for retirement? It's the million-dollar question that never has a precise answer, especially for young people who have decades to go before retiring. But plenty of researchers and financial advisers try to provide some...
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions

    Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions
    SACRAMENTO — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy — just like its other debts....