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Colorado Lawmaker Says "Each Individual Has To Be the Arbiter" of Fake News

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If the left and right are ever going to agree on ground rules for stopping the spread of fake news, both sides will have to wear gloves and nose clips...

IRS Wishes Baby Boomers A Happy 70 ½ Birthday!

Mark Steber | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Happy 70½ Baby Boomers! It might surprise you to learn that in most cases you MUST start taking money from your traditional IRA, 401(k), and other r...

DIY for Home Improvement - Not Funding Your Retirement | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty

The media aren't over-stating this retirement issue. There really is an economic catastrophe overtaking those over-65. One out of seven of the over-65...

6 Great Tips to Help You Retire and Not Go Broke

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty
Toby Nwazor

Credit Not having to work has two sides to it. It can be both sweet and sour, but it is an era that we all will face if we live long enough. It is wi...

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past three decades, corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren't dead; they're just exclusive now.

Women In Education: A Retirement Bright Spot

Diane Oakley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Diane Oakley

Women live longer than men, and are far more likely to see their golden years tarnished by falling into poverty. In fact, women age 65 and older are 80 percent more likely to experience poverty than men of the same age.

These Charts Explain How Racial Inequality Continues Into Retirement

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

You have a better chance of retiring in dignity in the United States if you are white. African-American and Latino workers are far less likely than th...

We Are in Our 70s, in Debt, and Out of Money. What Can We Do?

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.14.2017 | Business
Steve Rhode

Question: Dear Steve, My husband and I are both in our 70's. He's 79 soon to be 80 and I'm 76 soon to be 77. We have gotten ourselves into a lot of de...

A Pension-Hating Congressman Takes His Salary -- Plus a Pension

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.14.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Does Coffman see any hypocrisy in his own actions? And if so, what does he think he should do about it?

Jerry Sandusky's Pension Reinstated By Court

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2015 | Crime

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is getting his pension back. A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that the former Pennsylvania State Univ...

Retirees, Workers Deserve to Receive Their Pensions

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The golden years of everyday Americans who worked hard for decades to put away money for retirement are increasingly being jeopardized by the nation's pension system. But the Teamsters and a top presidential contender are working hard to change it.

I'm Not Talking to You, Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a journalist, this is the kind of  irony that makes you want to jump into the raging Platte River: Colorado's Treasurer Walker Stapleton is trashing a Denver Post article as "completely misleading," even though Stapleton refused an interview request.

How Many Illinois Pensioners Live Out of State?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.15.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's probably not much of surprise that Florida is the most popular state for retirees. But what you might find interesting is that a number of our neighbor states seem to be common choices for retirees from all five pension systems. If anything, that tells you the Midwest's weather is not the only culprit.

Illinois Politicians React to the State Supreme Court Pension Ruling

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court delivered their unanimous decision May 8: Illinois' pension reform law, signed by former Gov. Pat Quinn in December 2013, is unconstitutional and cannot stand. Illinois politicians and organizations began to respond right away, some more pleased with the decision than others.

State Supreme Court Tells Illinois It's on the Hook for Pension Payments

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Understandably, retirees and current employees enrolled in the five state pension systems greeted the decision as a victory. And for them it is. Really, though, there are no winners here. This year, just shy of 20 cents of every dollar in state taxes you pay goes toward pensions.

Chicago's Problems Run Much Deeper Than a 76-foot Hole

Hilary Gowins | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Unlike the Spire, Chicago doesn't have to keep sinking. If city officials change the way Chicago handles spending and debt, as well as how it fosters business and jobs growth, the city of big shoulders can boom once more.

Resetting Your Retirement After Divorce

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Starting a new life after divorce introduces many financial challenges. Retirement may seem far away, but it should stay at the top of the list.

How Retirement Became so Risky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money

Risk management is regarded as an essential element of modern investment management. But few people recognize that retirement -- the period when a person stops working and begins to decumulate their assets -- has now become the riskiest stage of a person's entire financial life.

Are Your Pensions Destroying Our Planet?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Miss Deap Khambay

Dr Steve Waygood is responsible for Aviva Investors' analysis, engagement and voting on environmental social and governance (ESG) issues across the £246bn of assets under management.

I'm Retired So Now What Do I Do With My 401(k)? | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money

Financial Planning is not a one-time set it and forget it event, it's a process that must be reviewed for changes over time and adjusted.

Lawyer: The Illinois Supreme Court Has a Lot of Work on Its Hands With Pension Reform Law

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The seven justices have been tasked with judging whether or not the state's failing pension systems can be saved by adopting the 2013 pension reform law. The law, which would dial back some of Illinois' public pension system benefits, was found unconstitutional in a lower court. Now, the highest court in the state will have its say.

Michigan Republicans Need to Stop Lying About Classroom Funding

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

In the end the fact that people like Ari Adler continue to push the narrative that Michigan Republicans are spending more money on education tells you all you need to know about how devastating this loss of hundreds if not thousands of dollars for the classroom are.

Why 401(k)s Shouldn't Replace Pensions

Michael T. Carrigan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Michael T. Carrigan

It's not just basic finance, it's common sense: A large pool of money invested by professionals will yield far greater returns than small, separate accounts managed by individuals with no professional training in finance.

Rick Snyder Is Not a Good Political Leader

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.

Should You Say Yes to Your Company's Lump-Sum Pension Offer?

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

Are you better off with a lump-sum today or a guaranteed monthly income for life? That's a crystal ball-type of question.