| Jan 13, 2015
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work."
Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
| Jan 12, 2015
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
No matter what happens in the world — or just next door — we can count on our readers to have an opinion about it, and to share it. This year they've commented on everything from turmoil in the West Bank to bears invading their neighborhoods....
| Jan 26, 2015
Welcome to 50, Generation X.
As the first wave of slackers hits the half-century milestone this year, it's a good time to start getting serious about retirement planning.
Hey, it's more fun than that first colonoscopy, right?
Maybe, but workers in...
| Jan 19, 2015
Q. Should I put all my retirement accounts with one brokerage/financial firm? I have two accounts at one firm out of town, and a recently inherited account with another firm here in my hometown. The same applies to my husband's accounts. My daughter...
| Feb 2, 2015
Getting unhitched this year? If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm.
Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up demand after...
| Feb 2, 2015
You probably know by now that it's important to get an early start on saving for retirement. But a recent study shows that workers worldwide, not just in the U.S., are struggling to do it.
According to the report, commissioned by HSBC, the London-...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Q: I retired at 58 and took my teachers' pension fund, a small VA pension and both our Social Security earnings, allowing us a monthly income of near $5,000, of which we save $1,000. We have a mortgage, no credit card debt and normal household and auto...
| Feb 8, 2015
There is rising confidence across the Senate and House armed services committees that 2015 will be the year Congress passes legislation to modernize military compensation, with an alternative to traditional 20-year retirement and perhaps replacing the...