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Retirement

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  • Ask Kim: How can I boost my savings in 2014?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's a new year, and you have plenty of fresh opportunities to make the most of tax-advantaged savings. Plus, you still have time to benefit from a few 2013 tax breaks. Max out your employer's retirement savings plan. You...
  • Stocks lift 401(k)s, but many Americans are unprepared for retirement

    Stocks lift 401(k)s, but many Americans are unprepared for retirement
    Last year’s stock-market surge boosted 401(k) accounts, but millions of Americans are still likely to run short of money in retirement, according to a pair of studies released Thursday. The average 401(k) balance reached a new record of $89,300 in...
  • Ruppersberger urged to boost Social Security benefits [Letter]

    Ruppersberger urged to boost Social Security benefits [Letter]
    Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger's decision not to run for governor might not have been much of a surprise for Maryland's politicians, but his older constituents, who comprise about 12 percent of his district's voters, may well have been surprised...
  • You've got questions about 'myRA'; here are some answers

    You've got questions about 'myRA'; here are some answers
    President Barack Obama announced a retirement savings program for lower-income workers during Tuesday's State of the Union speech. It's called "myRA" and is an idea that has been kicking around for a while, though not everyone, even Obama,is certain how...
  • Obama's plan to fix retirement crisis falls short

    Obama's plan to fix retirement crisis falls short
    The new "myRA" retirement savings accounts President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night are aimed at averting a retirement savings crisis in this country for millions of Americans who have no way at work to save for...
  • Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules

    Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules
    This post has been corrected and updated. See the note at the bottom for details. A city panel charged with deciding the next step in a labor union challenge to a benefits rollback for city employees postponed their vote Monday, leaving hundreds of...
  • Retirement prospects are fairly good for people with 401(k) plans

    Retirement prospects are fairly good for people with 401(k) plans
    People with access to 401(k) plans for at least 30 years will likely have enough money for a reasonably comfortable retirement. That’s the upshot of a new study measuring how Americans will fare in retirement. The combination of Social...
  • District favors retirement incentives

    The Laguna Beach Unified School District board unanimously voted Jan. 14 for a tentative contract that would allow certain teachers and administrators to retire early and still reap certain benefits. But the retirement incentive program would be offered...
  • Obama offers plan for Americans who lack 401(k) retirement accounts

    President Obama’s plan for a new type of retirement account may help some Americans, but it’s unlikely to be a panacea for the U.S. retirement crisis. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama proposed new accounts that would be...
  • Are America's seniors secretly rich?

    Are America's seniors secretly rich?
    That's the implication of an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, which says that figures on retiree incomes used by the Social Security Administration systematically misses as much as 60% of the income that seniors receive. That income, they say, isĀ ...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...