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Retirement

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  • Managing debt wisely in your retirement years

    The holidays, the hangovers and, for many, the resolutions are over. What's left, of course, are the extra pounds and the credit card bills. Skipping a few restaurant meals this month can help with both problems, but for many retirees that isn't going...
  • Old 401(k)s: out of sight - and out of money

    Is there any way that America's current do-it-yourself retirement system won't be a recipe for complete and total disaster? Think about it: First, we run the whole thing through the cheapskate employers. Then we combine those bosses with a predatory...
  • Ask Carrie: 2015 brings important IRS, Social Security and Medicare updates

    Dear Readers: A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that affect how you manage your money. As we face 2015, the changes that affect most...
  • Congress' backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

    At last the actual language has been released of the backroom, last-minute congressional deal allowing benefits of millions of retired workers to be shredded. It's even worse than its critics anticipated. We've tracked this inexcusably hasty,...
  • The importance of Rawlings-Blake's pension reform

    The importance of Rawlings-Blake's pension reform
    Baltimore's active and retired police officers and fire fighters got a good bit of news this week with the release of an annual report on their pension system's finances. Thanks to strong investment returns and increased contributions from both the city...
  • Congress poised to allow cuts to private pension payouts

    More than 1 million Americans who were promised secure, predictable retirement income probably will see part of their monthly benefit checks evaporate as Congress moves to stabilize some private pension systems veering toward insolvency. The expected...
  • Mailbag: Law enforcement employees earn their pensions

    Re. "Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say," (Dec. 5): Reporter Jeremiah Dobruck writes of the chief's retirement income and combines it with the salary he will be receiving in his new job with the Port of Los Angeles. What...
  • Commentary: Supreme Court strips retirement account protections

    Imagine this: You've worked hard to save money in your individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k). You do the right thing by selecting beneficiaries and rest easy knowing the money will be safe for heirs after you are gone. Years later, your child...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Will an installment loan help credit score?

    Dear Liz: I am working on paying my bad debt from the past to rebuild my scores. I have one credit card that I pay in full every month, but no installment loan. I recently was given the opportunity to take a car loan with monthly payments I could easily...
  • Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment

    Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's former state police chauffeur, Vincent DeRosa, has won a $19,000-a-year increase in his lifetime pension, along with a 10-year, retroactive payment of more than $177,000 upfront. As Rowland was being convicted this past...
  • Illinois government worker pension system remains big issue for Rauner

     Illinois government worker pension system remains big issue for Rauner
    As Bruce Rauner is sworn in Monday as Illinois' 42nd governor at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, a half-mile away, government lawyers will file papers asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a law that would make massive changes to the public...