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Retirement

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  • Retirement: claiming Social Security if you're single or widowed

    If you're single, you have fewer options than your married friends, but you can still take steps to increase your lifetime benefits. Single retirees who never married don't need to concern themselves with survivor benefits. That gives single...
  • Thinking of a retirement account rollover? Think twice

    John Turner wondered if he should roll over his federal government retirement account into an individual retirement account. So he called 15 IRA providers to get some guidance. That may sound like overkill, but Turner wasn't really contemplating a...
  • Americans need crash course in retirement economics

    A new study finds that most Americans know precious little about the financial aspects of retirement. The American College of Financial Services randomly surveyed people aged 60 to 75 with assets exceeding $100,000 (excluding their home) regarding...
  • Edith Prague Battles Over Pension

    Edith Prague Battles Over Pension
    HARTFORD — An 89-year-old retired state employee has been fighting the state bureaucracy for more than six months in a pitched battle over her pension benefits. The woman's daughter says it took 21 telephone calls on a single day to get answers...
  • Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals

    Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals
    Graphic designer Jonathan Ng didn't worry much about his spending habits or his trouble finding a full-time job that came with employer-sponsored health insurance. Then the 29-year-old New York transplant got engaged and took an online quiz to determine...
  • Delray police may see raises, pension plan changes

    Delray police may see raises, pension plan changes
    After working nearly three months without a contract, Delray Beach police may be wrapping salary and pension negotiations with their employer, the city. Late Thursday the Police Benevolent Association, which lobbies on behalf of Delray police when it...
  • Retirement: when to claim Social Security if you're married

    Various strategies allow married beneficiaries to claim benefits based on their own earnings record or receive up to 50 percent of the amount for which their spouse is eligible at full retirement age. File and suspend. Suppose you're the higher earner...
  • City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes

    City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes
    Retired Chicago Public Library worker Mary Jones planned to have knee-replacement surgery next year, but says she now fears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's changes to her pension plan and health insurance subsidies will put that off indefinitely and possibly...
  • Problem with savings plan

    The Chicago Tribune’s editorial “A Democrat grooves his pitch; Illinois Republicans whiff” opened with three statements that are very misleading. The Tribune claims that the Biss bill will “encourage personal responsibility for...
  • How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...
  • Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment

    Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's former state police chauffeur, Vincent DeRosa, has won a $19,000-a-year increase in his lifetime pension, along with a 10-year, retroactive payment of more than $177,000 upfront. As Rowland was being convicted this past...