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Retirement

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  • Family finances: There's still time to fund IRAs for 2014

    Family finances: There's still time to fund IRAs for 2014
    You can make contributions as late as April 15. 1. Take it to the limit. Workers younger than age 50 may save up to $5,500 in a traditional IRA, a Roth or a combination of the two. If you were 50 or older at the end of last year, the ceiling is $6,500....
  • How young women can bridge retirement savings gap

    How young women can bridge retirement savings gap
    Saving enough money for retirement can be daunting for anyone. But a growing body of research shows that women in particular lack the confidence to plan for old age. According to the latest annual retirement survey by financial services firm...
  • Create a tax-smart retirement savings strategy

    Create a tax-smart retirement savings strategy
    Even if you're still working, there are ways to help your retired self at tax time. Tax experts say long-range planning to diversify your tax picture should begin long before the retirement twinkle is in the eye. "Most people are programmed to throw...
  • Senate Republicans reviving ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to cut future pension benefits for current workers

    Senate Republicans reviving ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to cut future pension benefits for current workers
    HARRISBURG — In 2013, some Senate Republicans criticized as illegal and did not approve Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to reduce future retirement benefits for current state and school employees, lawmakers and judges to save money. But now,...
  • Teacher for a day, pension for life

    Teacher for a day, pension for life
    David Piccioli is not a retired teacher. He's a retired lobbyist who elbowed his way into the Teachers Retirement System by subbing in a Springfield classroom for one day and then tried to inflate that pension with help from his friends in the General...
  • Retirement debt is real debt

    Retirement debt is real debt
    Last week, the Maryland House of Delegates and a Senate panel approved Gov. Larry Hogan's fiscal 2016 budget proposal, with modifications. While the proposed budget reduces agency spending by 2 percent and cuts pension spending, the budget does not...
  • Retirement: Retire on the road

    Here's one of my retirement fantasies: Sell the house and put just a few things in storage. Explore this country, and then spend a month in Provence and a month in Tuscany. After a year of traveling, come back, settle down in a condo and savor the...
  • How to help a family member with mental illness

    How to help a family member with mental illness
    Dear Liz: My son, who is almost 50, is mentally and emotionally challenged. He has been unemployed and homeless for years. Although not a criminal, he's been in jail a few times because of his explosive, combative nature. There seems to be no help for him...
  • The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund sets a good example

    In “Does it make sense to move state workers into 401(k) plans?” (Perspective, March 11), by Tribune columnists Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary, McQueary’s argument against defined benefit pension plans mistakenly calls the Illinois...
  • Changes Needed At State Pension Panel

     Changes Needed At State Pension Panel
    Jon Lender's Government Watch column Sunday turned the spotlight on a small, unfamiliar but impactful agency inhabiting the less-traveled corridors of state government, the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission, and its once and perhaps...
  • Lobbyist sues to regain big pension he got from 1 day as substitute teacher

    Lobbyist sues to regain big pension he got from 1 day as substitute teacher
    A union lobbyist who qualified for a teacher pension windfall by subbing at a school for one day is now suing a state retirement board because his benefits were scaled back once his sweet deal was exposed. Retired Illinois Federation of Teachers...