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It's the question Kathryn Hoffman hates to ask, especially of the elderly people who come into her office looking for help. Do you have a burial plot? How much is it worth? But that question is one of many Hoffman must ask as a food stamp outreach...
The attractive pensions that municipalities have traditionally offered to police officers and firefighters could become another victim of tight times at City Hall. Across Central Florida, cities are finding they can't keep up with rising pension costs,...
Tags: Politics, Interior Policy, Maitland, Pension and Welfare, 401K
Most Americans are aware that they need to save for retirement. It is a topic that is easy to brush aside to a later date because although the subject is important, it may not seem urgent. But the longer you put off some basic retirement planning, the...
Q: I plan to retire by May and have a payment option on my pension plan. I can take a lump sum of $93,000, or an annuity of $602 per month with no inflation adjustment. I'm 67 and in relatively good health. My parents both lived through their late 80s. I'...
The whole thought process on the merits of the Florida Retirement System — as expressed in the April 12 My Word column, "All workers should have state plan's security," by Tom Morris — is precisely the reason that Europe's countries, and now...
Tags: Politics, Employees, Interior Policy, Pension and Welfare, 401K
Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month. That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
After T. Rowe Price executives recapped last year's highlights at Tuesday's annual meeting, a shareholder raised concerns about the loss of a top money manager, competition from exchange-traded funds and an Obama Administration tax proposal that could...
A pension bill before the Florida Senate asks taxpayers to do something that will leave many of them scratching their heads: pay more for less. That's the conclusion of a study I conducted for the Florida Retirement Security Coalition on the impacts of...
State's pension system As a retired public school teacher dependent on the promises inherent in our Illinois pension system, I have watched with equal parts incredulity and horror as the Tribune's editorials on teacher pensions have taken on the...
It's Money Smart Week, a collection of free financial literacy programs offered throughout the week, aimed at helping people deal with virtually every money issue imaginable: from how to get out of debt, to buying homes, paying for college, building a...
As a senior financial planner with Baltimore money manager T. Rowe Price, Stuart Ritter spends much of his time on the job — and off — educating people about personal finance. April is Financial Literacy Month, and as many surveys show...
In response to the newspaper's April 8 editorial, "Cut Florida pension risk," it is not responsible or fair to cut further into the financial security of working Americans because they happen to be public employees. Debate in Tallahassee about closing the...
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