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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • 10 financial 'rules' you should start breaking now

    You should always max out your 401(k) and save for your kid's college education in a 529 plan, right? Maybe not. Most experts have long touted a number of practices that may actually be working against you. These are the top 10 money rules you should...
  • Think twice before rollover from the federal Thrift Savings Plan

    The federal government offers an excellent defined-contribution retirement plan for its employees, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). As is common with corporate plans, the government offers a matching program for employee contributions. Members of the...
  • Calculating your estimated quarterly taxes

    Dear Liz: I recently retired and started my own consulting business, which is doing very well. My question is on taxes. I have been told that I must pay quarterly taxes, but I have no idea if I will make $10 this month or $10,000. How do I estimate my...
  • Saving paperwork saved a pension

    Saving paperwork saved a pension
    Charlotte Brittain's husband had assured her she would be financially taken care of if he died, telling her she would get a spousal pension through his employer, the former Inco Battery Holdings Corp. After he died in January, she contacted MetLife,...
  • Commentary: Some FAQs about Costa Mesa pension liabilities

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Candidates need reality check on pensions

     Candidates need reality check on pensions
    What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension liability? Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't need a "Plan B" to address the problem because he believes the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold the pension reform law he signed in December. Bruce...
  • Preparation can take the pinch out of retirement

    Recent studies have shown that many prospective retirees have insufficient assets or sources of income for a comfortable retirement. A lot of factors play into this problem. I'll discuss major ones below, and suggest ways to alleviate them. --Mortgage...
  • The basics of relying on a model portfolio

    After he met with his financial adviser, Brendon Dibella, of Alexandria, Va., had a portfolio tailor-made to meet his financial goals, which include college for his daughter (now age 4) and retirement by age 60. Instead of starting with a blank sheet...
  • 401(k) rollovers: Consider these tips to avoid tax trap

    It was a silly oversight. Back in high school, I had worked for my town's library and accumulated a tiny retirement savings account. Years later, I was told I could transfer the funds to another retirement plan. If I did nothing, I'd get a check for...
  • Auditors: More Miscues Managing CT Teachers' Retirement System

    Auditors: More Miscues Managing CT Teachers' Retirement System
    The state agency that oversees benefits for 32,000 retired Connecticut teachers and their beneficiaries came under fire again Thursday from the state auditors. While Auditors Robert M. Ward and John C. Geragosian expanded concerns they raised earlier...
  • More public-employee pension nonsense in California

    To the editor: An oxymoron is a figure of speech producing an incongruous, self-contradictory effect, as in "employee retirement contribution." ("Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million," Sept. 9) State Controller John Chiang's audit says...