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Retirement

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  • Social Security Q&A

    Last week, I provided an update to the finances of the Social Security system ("Social Security: Broken, but not Broke). Considering that a total of 59 million Americans will receive some form of Social Security benefits in 2014, with payouts estimated at...
  • 50 most common questions about money and life after 50

    At least a decade ago, someone, somewhere declared, "50 is the new 30!" This rallying cry of baby boomers the last of whom are turning 50 as I type offers feel-good fuel for the midlife soul, except when we're talking about finances. A 50-year-old with a...
  • Wills, investments, real estate arrangements all key to retirement planning

    Wills, investments, real estate arrangements all key to retirement planning
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Sorry to bug you with this but I truly value your thoughts and opinions. The issue I have is whether my wife and I need a "fee only" financial advisor or planner. On one hand, I feel as though my wife and I have...
  • How to interpret your Social Security benefit statement

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Social Security Administration will be mailing annual benefit statements for the first time in three years to some American workers. That's good news, because the statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to...
  • Help Wanted: Quitting endangers unemployment benefits

    DEAR CARRIE: I lost my job as a manager after 14 years. I put in a claim for unemployment benefits and started receiving them. In the meantime a former co-worker told me about a restaurant job. I called and was hired over the phone. I jumped right in even...
  • Pension pandering [Editorial]

    Pension pandering  [Editorial]
    In a particularly naked bit of pandering, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan appeared before the state Fraternal Order of Police this week as part of its process of determining its endorsement in the fall election and promised to exempt law...
  • Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition

    Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition
    Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. At the same time, a strong majority of those surveyed continue to...
  • Phased retirement: How Washington is leading the way

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gwendolyn Ross will turn 66 in November, but she isn't ready to retire. A deputy comptroller for the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Florida, she hopes to work until she's 70 - but she would like to cut back her hours. "I have some...
  • Caution when considering loans from a 401(k)

    Q: My wife stopped working and started staying home when we had our little ones. Now we have a lot of credit card debt we'd like to get rid of. Assuming I have a solid 401(k) balance for my age, is it wise to take a loan from my 401(k) to pay off the...
  • Ousted education aide Ron Tomalis looking at enriched state pension

    HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers. But Corbett's decision to retain...
  • Don't rely on expected government pension to pay for retirement

    Dear Liz: My husband works for the government and will be receiving a pension when he retires. Am I still supposed to save the recommended amount for retirement from my income or can that amount be reduced since we know we have the pension? We are...