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Retirement

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  • Retirement: when to claim Social Security if you're divorced

    Even if you haven't spoken to your ex for years, you may be eligible for benefits based on his or her earnings record. If you left the workforce to care for children or aging parents, or simply earned a lot less than your former spouse, this provision...
  • Do Republicans misunderstand Social Security, or just feign ignorance?

    Do Republicans misunderstand Social Security, or just feign ignorance?
    As a follow-up to our Tuesday post on the House GOP's assault on Social Security and its beneficiaries, it's proper to take a closer look at the rationale for the attack. To recap, the GOP caucus passed a rule making it much harder, if not impossible,...
  • Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say

    Police chief's pension is near $185,000, Costa Mesa officials say
    Costa Mesa's outgoing police chief will receive an annual pension of about $185,000 on top of a $167,812 salary when he starts a new job at the Port of Los Angeles, city officials said. Chief Tom Gazsi is retiring from the Costa Mesa Police Department...
  • Status of pension remains unclear

    Some of the hardest punishment former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces for being found guilty of corruption, his supporters argue, is losing his state pension. But that may not be a sure thing despite a state law that was meant to deny retirement benefits to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Americans need crash course in retirement economics

    A new study finds that most Americans know precious little about the financial aspects of retirement. The American College of Financial Services randomly surveyed people aged 60 to 75 with assets exceeding $100,000 (excluding their home) regarding...
  • Retirement: claiming Social Security if you're single or widowed

    If you're single, you have fewer options than your married friends, but you can still take steps to increase your lifetime benefits. Single retirees who never married don't need to concern themselves with survivor benefits. That gives single...