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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • Jay Ambrose: The Hillary Clinton plan to end Social Security

    Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn't. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the program's...
  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance

    Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts — including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation — to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million...
  • Appellate Court affirms Oak Brook is not responsible for former police chief pension liability

    A June 26 ruling in the Illinois Second District Appellate Court affirmed a DuPage County Circuit Court ruling from about a year ago that said Oak Brook is not responsible for an unfunded pension liability of about $750,000 for former police chief...
  • Are longevity annuities a good fit in your retirement plan?

    Are longevity annuities a good fit in your retirement plan?
    Longevity insurance has worked its way into retirement plans. Does it belong in yours? MetLife recently launched a qualifying longevity annuity contract, or QLAC, for employer 401(k)s, and a few firms offer individual policies for IRAs. The...
  • Retirement: Retirement security in a single number

    In planning for retirement, you have probably crunched the value of your investment portfolio, the income stream from Social Security or a pension, your projected annual spending and your life expectancy. What if you could distill all those figures into a...
  • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget
    HARRISBURG — Wasting little time Tuesday night, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the entire budget the Republican-controlled Legislature sent him earlier in the evening, saying it was unworkable and leaving the state without a spending plan as the...
  • Social Security Q&A: How to check status of retirement benefits application

    Q: How can I check the status of a pending application for retirement benefits? A: If you applied for retirement or disability benefits online, you can check the status of your application at http://www.socialsecurity.gov by selecting "Benefits" and...
  • Whistleblower's Lawsuit: Retirement System Rife With Politics, Pro-Union Bias

    Whistleblower's Lawsuit: Retirement System Rife With Politics, Pro-Union Bias
    When the state's chief auditors said on June 17 that many government retirees may be receiving undeserved disability pensions costing millions, they based their report on the allegations of a "whistleblower" they didn't name. But now the whistleblower &#...
  • Personal Finance: Inherited IRA's are not protected assets

    Personal Finance: Inherited IRA's are not protected assets
    On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 9-0 in the case of Clark vs. Rameker and ruled that funds held in Inherited individual retirement accounts are not the heir's "retirement funds" and do not have creditor protection. It was a fairly quiet...
  • A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority

    Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament. Although he stayed on the sidelines, the 69-year-old...
  • Social Security Q&A: What can I do at the SS website?

    Q: What can I do at http://www.socialsecurity.gov? A: There are many things you can do on Social Security's website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business with us online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices . You can get an...