| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I'm in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Brandon Scott is only two years out of Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, but he was one of more than 50 Fix the Debt volunteers from around the nation to meet Thursday with congressional leaders in Washington to urge them to find a compromise solution...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:57 AM
A former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper-spraying campus protesters two years ago will be receive $38,055 in workers' compensation after claiming he suffered depression and anxiety as result of the public outcry.
| Oct 25, 2013
Have you heard that 70 is the new 65?
If not, you will. Momentum is growing to get people to think that way before retiring. The notion is being trumpeted in the nation's capital as a way to ease pressure on Social Security, and it is circulating among...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:37 AM
This Veterans Day, Kiplinger's Social Security Solutions is offering veterans a free online tool to help them figure out the best strategy on claiming Social Security benefits.
It will provide a personalized report that shows how much veterans will...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In our free society where age discrimination in employment is illegal, retirement is not mandatory for most but comes when a person is ready, willing and comfortable with idea. This only happens when the person feels secure in his or her ability to live...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:05 PM
SACRAMENTO — California legislators scrambled Thursday to distance themselves from allegations of bribery and corruption against Democratic Sen. Ronald Calderon of Montebello, a day after details of a federal probe of his activities aired on a...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics.
The more fundamental question, says Benjamin...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:16 PM
Dear Liz: I have $40,000 in credit card debt due to home healthcare I had to provide for my mom, who lived with me for six years before she passed away in 2011. I filed a Veterans Affairs claim on her behalf but just got a VA check for $344 with no...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:39 PM
To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event.
The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...