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Retirement

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  • Plan for a long life when saving for retirement

    If we knew we'd die tomorrow, we'd be rich today. Literally. With only one day to live, a nest egg of $100,000 would be enough to take a trip around the world (at lightning speed), buy a Tesla, or live in the lap of luxury for a few hours. But since most...
  • Retirement: Map out a financial plan

    Whether you figure on working well past retirement age or kicking back on day one, anticipate how you'll handle your expenses. Start with a budget that includes necessary expenditures, such as food, housing and health care, as well as nice-to-haves,...
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments today on pension law

     Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments today on pension law
    More than a year of legal wrangling over Illinois' attempt to curb benefits in the nation's most underfunded pension system will come down to 50 minutes of courtroom debate Wednesday when lawyers for state government and public workers square off before...
  • Emanuel attack ad on Garcia takes liberties

    Emanuel attack ad on Garcia takes liberties
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the attack Tuesday against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, airing a TV ad criticizing his challenger on city financial issues. The mayor, fighting for his political life on April 7, is using a time-tested campaign tactic: Define your...
  • Ted Deutch preaches to constituent choir on Social Security

    Ted Deutch preaches to constituent choir on Social Security
    WEST DELRAY — U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, whose Broward/Palm Beach county district is home to more seniors than almost any other in the state, sought Tuesday to combat the spreading notion that the Social Security program is in trouble and benefits need...
  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • Harrisburg budget blame game begins

    Harrisburg budget blame game begins
    HARRISBURG — Since the fall, Barry Shutt has carried a fold-up chair and cardboard sign to the state Capitol several times a week. He sets up near the marble Rotunda steps that separate the House and Senate. Or he'll be in the East Wing, always...
  • Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

    Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County
    Nearly 900 retirees from Lake County government, Lake County public schools and the College of Lake County collect six-figure annual pensions — including 14 whose pensions pay out more than $200,000 per year, according to a Chicago-based watchdog...
  • How to find a financial adviser you can trust

    How to find a financial adviser you can trust
    Q. It was with great interest that I read your recent article on free retirement-planning dinners. I'm a retired Miami-Dade policeman, and have turned down three dinner invitations from financial planning services recently because I was suspicious they...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?

    Personal Finance Q&A: Is too much of my savings in retirement accounts?
    Dear Liz: I'm 26 and make $45,000 per year. I currently have about $60,000 saved with no debt. Roughly half of my assets are in retirement accounts, and the other half are in non-retirement accounts. I strive to save 30% of my income (about 15% in pre-tax...
  • Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms

    Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms
    It's become budgetary Groundhog Day. This is the fourth consecutive biennium in which the state has faced stagnant or shrinking revenues and had to fill a projected deficit with a tin cup and a meat cleaver. Needed programs and services are cut while...