| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I've been running around the country hawking my new book, listening to what people are saying, and scribbling notes about what a new Republican platform should contain — at least what one should contain if we ever want to win again.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:39 PM
People with access to 401(k) plans for at least 30 years will likely have enough money for a reasonably comfortable retirement.
That’s the upshot of a new study measuring how Americans will fare in retirement.
The combination of Social...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District board unanimously voted Jan. 14 for a tentative contract that would allow certain teachers and administrators to retire early and still reap certain benefits.
But the retirement incentive program would be offered...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:41 PM
That's the implication of an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, which says that figures on retiree incomes used by the Social Security Administration systematically misses as much as 60% of the income that seniors receive. That income, they say, is ...
| Mar 3, 2014
Approaching retirement, Ventura County Chief Executive Marty Robinson was earning $228,000 a year.
To boost her pension, which would be based on her final salary, Robinson cashed out nearly $34,000 in unused vacation pay, an $11,000 bonus for having...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I often hear financial planners say you should save 10% of your income, but they don't go into exactly what that means. Is that 10% separate from retirement or including retirement? Does that include saving for your emergency fund? Is this...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:14 PM
This post has been corrected and updated. See the note at the bottom for details.
A city panel charged with deciding the next step in a labor union challenge to a benefits rollback for city employees postponed their vote Monday, leaving hundreds of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
President Obama’s plan for a new type of retirement account may help some Americans, but it’s unlikely to be a panacea for the U.S. retirement crisis.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama proposed new accounts that would be...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Think of the last time you bought something that made you very happy.
Maybe a car, a new pair of shoes, the snowblower that kept you from having a heart attack this winter. Whatever the item, it gave you instant gratification. You glanced at it and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:40 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Retirement experts nationwide are buzzing about one element of President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. That's his proposal for the "myRA," a retirement account aimed chiefly at lower-income workers whose employers don't offer...