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Retirement Planning

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  • Public pension crisis will bankrupt Pa.

    Recently there has been much discussion with regard to educator pay. When discussing pay overall, total compensation must be included.
  • Social Security Q&A: How to begin steps to retirement

    Q: I've decided I want to retire. How do I begin? A: The fastest and easiest way to apply for retirement benefits is to go to . To use our online application to apply for Social Security retirement or spouse's...

    Tribune analysis: State school districts relying more on substitute teachers

     Tribune analysis: State school districts relying more on substitute teachers
    Illinois schoolchildren are greeted by substitute teachers far more often than their parents were, and while there may be valid reasons for calling in these subs, some experts express concerns about students being shortchanged, a Tribune analysis has...

    Which to pay off first: credit cards or student loans?

    Dear Liz: I have $8,000 in savings. Should I use it to pay the accrued interest on federal student loans that go into repayment soon? Or should I pay credit card debts of $662 at 11.24%, $3,840 at 7.99% and $3,000 at 6.99%? Answer: Pay off the credit...

    State Settles With Ex-Official Who Got Disability Pension While Serving As Volunteer Fireman

    The 2½-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities&#...