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  • Family finances: when doing nothing pays off

    Turns out that Americans -- humans, really -- are pretty good at doing nothing. So behavioral experts have pushed 401(k) plan sponsors to use inertia to our benefit. Make saving effortless, the argument goes, and more people will save. Guess what? It's...
  • A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance

     
    Friday's print column Maybe now, with righteousness and indignation on full boil as the nation debates the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, we can recognize the wisdom of moving away from the employer-provided insurance model that's at the source....
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • Susan Tompor: Young consumers a mix of super savers, debt slaves

    Ebeth Fielder, 22, is like a lot of young consumers when she admits that she has not begun saving in a 401(k) yet. Even Fielder, who makes a living talking to other millennial consumers about money, admits she has a big financial learning curve ahead....
  • A rash of health care options after graduation

    Parents hate to get these letters -- notice from an insurer that their college-age child is no longer eligible for dental and vision coverage. While the Affordable Care Act allows parents to keep adult children enrolled in employer-provided family health...
  • A defeat for women and religious freedom

    The Southeast Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) condemned the Supreme Court's decision to allow employers to deny access to family planning services through employer-provided health insurance based on a claim of personal religious...
  • L.A. officials reach 1-year contract deal with police officers' union

    Los Angeles city officials have reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the proposed...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule

    U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule
    Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
  • Fields 'required' to use private aircraft, could make $5.25M as Ford CEO this year

     
    Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford, Earnings/Financials Mark Fields' travels on the friendly skies will soon be a relatively personal affair, as the new CEO at Ford will be required to resume air travel via the company's private planes. Fields...
  • As Obama calls meeting on families, federal government lags on paid parental leave

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration criticizes the lack of paid parental leave in the United States, saying that changing family dynamics require modified policies. Yet most of the federal government offers its employees virtually no paid parental leave....