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Retirement

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  • You can invest in land with a self-directed IRA

    You can invest in land with a self-directed IRA
    Q. My wife and I each have Roth IRA accounts, but neither of us can contribute to our plans any longer because we exceed the income threshold. I would like to use my IRA to buy land in Michigan. Eventually, we would like to build a house on the land,...
  • District 112 pact extends teachers' pre-retirement perks

    District 112 pact extends teachers' pre-retirement perks
    North Shore District 112's new teachers' contract could make it easier to rein in teacher pay in the future, but its near-term toll on district finances provoked strong words April 16 from a member of the school board's negotiating team. Vice...
  • What if you outlive your retirement savings?

    What if you outlive your retirement savings?
    What if you live too long and run out of money? That's every retiree's worst nightmare. Not the living longer part -- the impoverishment part. And since few people earn lifetime pensions these days, Social Security is the only income you can count on to...
  • Failing to plan: An intergenerational problem

    Failing to plan: An intergenerational problem
    No matter what generation you are -- Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial or even a Gen Z teen now handling money -- you're doing something wrong with your money, according to a series of recent surveys about generational financial planning. The most common...
  • Ask Kim: How much should I invest in an immediate annuity?

    Q: I'm 72 and I have a very small pension. I'd like to buy an immediate annuity to supplement my income. How do I figure out how much I should invest in the annuity? A: A good rule of thumb is to add up your regular expenses in retirement, subtract any...
  • For retirement savers, target-date funds offer one-stop shopping

    For retirement savers, target-date funds offer one-stop shopping
    Target-date funds have become a popular hands-off investment choice. And a new study shows that investors who make the most of these funds are coming out ahead. According to Morningstar, investor returns — which take into account investor...
  • Ex-lawmaker loses state pension in legislative panel vote

    Ex-lawmaker loses state pension in legislative panel vote
    Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, sentenced to eight years in prison in a child pornography case, has lost his state legislative pension and a portion of the refund he stands to collect. A panel of lawmakers voted Wednesday to end the pension checks that Farnham,...
  • Rauner pension fix could backfire, experts warn

    Rauner pension fix could backfire, experts warn
    Richard Ingram, head of the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System, likens efforts to fix Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension mess to a game of whack-a-mole. "You hit something somewhere and something else pops up," said Ingram, executive director of...
  • New rules could boost IRA, retirement fund protection

    New rules could boost IRA, retirement fund protection
    The Obama Administration unveiled a new proposal Tuesday to that would, in part, enhance the ability of Americans to sue financial advisers and stockbrokers over retirement fund losses. The new rules attempt to require that financial advisers put...
  • Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare

    Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying that the “American people have the appetite for hard truths,” called Tuesday for cutting Social Security benefits and raising Medicare premiums for future upper-income retirees and raising the...
  • Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security

    Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security
    If there's any immutable rule in politics, it should be: beware of candidates who try to be "bold" merely for the sake of looking bold.  Chris Christie, trying desperately to keep his presidential hopes alive, wants to look bold, and he's not above...