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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Understanding and claiming survivor benefits

    About 6 million people get Social Security survivor benefits, but figuring out the best way to incorporate them into a retirement plan can be daunting. In fact, the Social Security Administration doesn't allow online applications for such benefits, and...
  • Why Congress needs to reform multi-employer pension plans now

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The window is closing on our last best chance to protect the pensions of 10 million American workers and retirees. These workers are in multi-employer plans - traditional defined benefit pension plans jointly funded by groups of...
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a deferred income annuity?

    I understand that the Treasury Department just changed the tax rules so people can now invest IRA money in deferred income annuities without worrying about required minimum distributions. Should I invest in this kind of annuity? If you're starting to...
  • Privatization not the answer to Social Security's computer woes [Letter]

    Privatization not the answer to Social Security's computer woes [Letter]
    Letter writer Thomas F. McDonough has it all wrong ("Social Security boondoggle proves conservatives' point," July 29). Not so long ago, the Social Security Administration was faced with a similar programming embarrassment. There was a scandal involving...
  • The truth about Social Security and Medicare, straight from the trustees

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - If you worry about the future of Social Security and Medicare, this is the week to get answers to your questions. The most authoritative annual reports on the long-term health of both programs were issued on Monday, and while the...
  • Letter: Pension reform is a lofty goal

    The Glendale Coalition for Better Government is encouraged by the op-ed piece penned by Councilwoman Paula Devine and welcomes her objective for pension reform. It takes courage to make the hard choices and right a wrong that has handicapped city...
  • District 113 superintendent to step down early

    District 113 superintendent to step down early
    The embattled superintendent of Highland Park and Deerfield high schools will retire early under a new deal that boosts his pension even as the district is trying to tighten its budget. After months of controversy and calls for his resignation,...
  • Labor board orders L.A. Council to rescind pension cuts for workers

    Labor board orders L.A. Council to rescind pension cuts for workers
    A five-member panel that handles labor complaints at Los Angeles City Hall handed a stinging defeat to the city's political leaders on Monday, voting to strike down Los Angeles' bid to rein in retirement costs for civilian employees. The Employee...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • Why your 401(k) isn't likely to offer a 'longevity annuity'

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Longevity risk - that is, the risk of outliving your retirement savings - is among retirees' biggest worries these days. The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus...
  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...