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Retirement

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  • Retirement: when you should apply for Social Security

    Figuring out when to apply for Social Security isn't as complicated as unraveling the human genome -- it just seems that way. There are numerous strategies that, used to maximum advantage, could increase your lifetime benefits by hundreds of thousands...
  • 5 year-end retirement tips

    With just weeks to go before the end of the year, here are five potential money-making/money saving retirement moves to consider. 1. Fully fund employer-sponsored retirement plan contributions. Unlike IRA's, the deadline for funding 401 (k), 403 (b) or...
  • A look at poverty in America, from the inside

    A look at poverty in America, from the inside
    One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
  • Retirement: blazing a trail into retirement

    A growing number of couples are planning to retire separately. For some, job loss or disability has forced the decision; for others, age disparity (men are three years older than their wives, on average) has played a role. The closing gap in earning power...
  • Nazi criminals getting benefits? Yes, it's true

    Nazi criminals getting benefits? Yes, it's true
    Congress has finally found something its members can agree on. It's important, it's bipartisan and it's hellacious enough to make you wonder how such a practice could have been allowed to continue, with the blessing of the U.S. government, no less....
  • Smart financial gifts for young adults

    A personal finance book or other like-minded gift may not be at the top of most 20- and 30-somethings' wish lists this holiday season. But if you're new to managing money, it might be a good idea. What should you ask for? Financial advisers and other...
  • 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...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Pay a bogus bill to protect credit rating?

    Dear Liz: I was a volunteer for a research study at a local university. It required a blood draw done at the university's hospital. A month later, I received a bill for the blood draw, which I questioned. I was told it was a mistake and that I was in no...
  • Chuck Ballard: New ideas needed to end teacher pension crisis

    Chuck Ballard: New ideas needed to end teacher pension crisis
    There is no silver-bullet easy, cheap and quick plan to get out of the teacher pension mess we are in. The can of worms has been kicked down the road several times and has grown into a bigger can of pension problems. Complicating the problem are...
  • New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans

    New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans
    Legg Mason Inc. and two partners will begin offering a new retirement product aimed at small businesses and their employees. The EZ-IRA is designed to overcome hurdles that limited small-business access to such retirement investment vehicles, leaving...