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  • Something south of cheese in the state of Illinois

    Something south of cheese in the state of Illinois
    Watching Illinois politicians brag about how they reformed the state pension mess — actually pretending they cured the same deadly infection that they caused years ago — I had an odd thought. Does Illinois smell south of cheese? It...
  • How not to think about the pension crisis

    The latest news out of Detroit isn't good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees. City retirees there haven't enjoyed exactly lavish pensions, but what they had was...
  • Use inheritance to pay off credit card debt, not mortgage

    Dear Liz: I will be inheriting around $300,000 over the next year. My instincts are to pay down debt with this money. I have two homes and for practical reasons need to keep them. One home has a $260,000 mortgage balance at 5%. The other has a $130,000...
  • Local Voices - 11/27/13

    Share the Earth Thank you for your excellent Nov. 26 editorial on the cougar recently killed in our Chicago area. The killing of this magnificent large cat was a criminal act! Many parts of the Earth are dangerously overpopulated by us humans. Why are...
  • Afraid of stocks? Take a simple approach

    A recent Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor national survey asked 1,000 adults about their financial knowledge, participation and confidence in the future. One finding in particular was striking to me. Seventy-three percent of adults have a...
  • Priority for retirees, even well-off ones, is to reduce living expenses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a 49-year-old who plans to retire from my current job by age 55. My 401(k) is now worth $1.1 million, which is up 20 percent since January. It is invested in several different mutual funds. I also have...
  • Chobani recalls moldy Greek yogurt; CEO apologizes

    Chobani recalls moldy Greek yogurt; CEO apologizes
    Chobani, the biggest Greek yogurt maker in the U.S., has recalled some yogurt cups that contained mold after an unspecified number of people reported feeling ill, the company said Thursday. According to the company, a small batch of yogurt from an Idaho...
  • Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice

    In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust. First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
  • Student loan vs. a home equity loan for college

    Dear Liz: I am almost finished with my associate degree at my local community college and will be starting my undergraduate degree in January. I have been lucky enough to accrue no college debt so far but know I will when I start my bachelor's degree. I...
  • Grandma can pay $20K for tuition

    Grandma can pay $20K for tuition
    Q: I will be paying half of my grandchild's tuition for the school year 2013-2014, a total of $20,000. Do I need to make sure that I pay no more than $14,000 this year so I don't trigger any taxes? Or can I make the check payable to the school and pay the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...