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Retirement

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  • Will using home equity to buy beach rental pay off?

    Will using home equity to buy beach rental pay off?
    Dear Liz: Eight years ago, we bought a fixer-upper in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Now it's mostly fixed up, and property values have soared. We would like to borrow against the equity to buy a beach house we could use and also rent out. This would be a...
  • Retirement insecurity

    Retirement insecurity
    The "silver tsunami" predicted for Maryland, where more than 1 million workers have no retirement savings, is one that will sweep the rest of the country, too. As a matter of fact, the Employee Benefit Research Institute says the percentage of Marylanders...
  • 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...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Risks of keeping entire nest egg at one brokerage

    Dear Liz: I recently retired at 56 and am receiving a pension. My wife is set to retire next year at 56 and will also receive a pension. I chose to leave my 401(k) in my employer's plan but am planning to consolidate it with my wife's 457 and four 403(b)...
  • Brendan Finucane: Discipline, not 401(k) plans, needed to ease state's pension crisis

    Over the last several years, a key Pennsylvania political debate has centered on the issue of public pensions. Conventional wisdom from the Legislature says that in order to deal with our significant debt problems, we have to end traditional pensions as...
  • CalPERS President Rob Feckner is reelected to 11th term

    CalPERS President Rob Feckner is reelected to 11th term
    Board members of CalPERS, the country's largest public pension fund, Tuesday reelected labor leader Rob Feckner to an 11th one-year term as president. Rob Feckner, 57, has worked for the Napa Unified School District for 38 years, starting as a bus...
  • Republicans seeks broader changes on Social Security

    Republicans seeks broader changes on Social Security
    Senate Republicans pressed the Obama administration Wednesday for a plan to address the long-term health of Social Security as lawmakers began a debate over the rapidly approaching shortfall in a program that benefits millions of disabled Americans....
  • Financial makeover: 10 big millennial money questions -- answered

    Not a lot of people like to talk about money -- particularly how much they have or how much they don't have. But it pays (heh) to have a good, honest discussion about your finances, whether you're talking it out with yourself or with someone with your...
  • 5 things you might not know about IRAs

    As we begin a new year, it's a good moment to turn to a common savings instrument that you might not know everything about: the Individual Retirement Account or IRA. The basics are simple. An IRA is a tax-advantaged retirement savings vehicle. It's not...
  • CalPERS posts 18.4% return on investments in 2014 fiscal year

    Amid concern over soaring retiree costs, the state's nearly $300-billion public pension fund issued an annual report that showed solid investment gains. The report released Tuesday by the California Public Employees' Retirement System showed an...
  • State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'

    State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'
    Attorneys for state government are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reinstate a controversial law curbing public employee pensions, contending that constitutional protections of retirement benefits are not absolute. The arguments by Illinois...