pensions

How to Lessen the Tax Bite in Retirement

One expense that won't go away in retirement is taxes, but you can keep your tax rate on the low end of the scale by taking tax-efficient withdrawals from your accounts.

SEC Charges Illinois With Fraud -- and Settles Immediately

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a notice that simultaneously charged the state of Illinois with committing securities fraud and also settled the charges, without requiring Illinois to either "admit or deny" the agency's findings.

Want Security? Don't Invest...Save!

Want to retire with security to spare? Check out fixed rate annuities -- a way to save your way to security, rather than investing your way to an empty bank account.

Another Pension Bites the Dust: A Lesson from Hostess' Bankruptcy

When Hostess Brands entered bankruptcy liquidation, it became the latest in a long list of companies to kill its pension plan. And while the existing retirees may still be protected by the government's Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, younger Hostess employees won't be so lucky.

One Year From Retirement? Prepare to Make the Break

With one year left until retirement, you're in the final stretch. It's time to prepare for the transition, so give your budget a stress test, reallocate your assets and income sources, and take action on health insurance. Here are six helpful guidelines: