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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...
  • Ask Kim: How do I qualify for the retirement savers tax credit?

    What must my income be to qualify for the retirement savers tax credit? Do I need to max out my IRA to get the full credit? For 2014, you can qualify for the retirement savers credit if your adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less if married filing...
  • RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg

    RadioShack to stop matching for 401(k) retirement plans: Bloomberg
    Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp will stop matching employees' retirement-fund contributions and review health benefits to help cut costs, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an internal memo. RadioShack will discontinue matching for 401(k) and...
  • Edith Prague Battles Over Pension

    Edith Prague Battles Over Pension
    HARTFORD — An 89-year-old retired state employee has been fighting the state bureaucracy for more than six months in a pitched battle over her pension benefits. The woman's daughter says it took 21 telephone calls on a single day to get answers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'

    State's lawyers argue pension protection not 'absolute'
    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...