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Retirement

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  • Report shows rise in federal spending in Pa. over last decade

    — Federal spending in Pennsylvania totaled $135 billion last year, a figure that has grown by half over the last decade, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Researchers tallied five categories of federal spending — retirement...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Deciding when to start Social Security benefits

    Dear Liz: I am 63 and my husband is almost 64. He lost his job last year. We have been living on his $1,500 monthly pension plus what I could make from small contracts and drawing down our emergency fund. The fund and the contracts are now gone. We...
  • 5 small things to do for retirement

    5 small things to do for retirement
    Resolving to pick up better money habits in 2015? Probably not. Fewer than a third of Americans said financial planning was their top New Year's resolution for 2015, according to a survey released in December by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North...
  • Stretching your nest egg for a comfortable retirement

    Stretching your nest egg for a comfortable retirement
    Are you ready for retirement? I'm not talking about the feeling that you'd like to chuck your job or the daily grind of commuting. Rather, do you know if you have enough money to retire and how to stretch what you've saved so the money lasts? If you...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law

    Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law
    Most businesses in Illinois will soon be required by law to adopt a retirement savings plan for employees, under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Sunday. The law requires all businesses in operation for at least two years and that have at least...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...