Stories tagged: retirement
Mon., April 24, 2017, midnight
Decade-by-decade: What to do now to retire better
Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
University of Montana to offer buyout and retirement options
A state higher education official says the University of Montana will offer buyouts or early retirement options to 80 to 100 employees in an effort to reduce school spending.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Medicare Part B premium rise erodes Social Security increase
While average Social Security benefits for retired workers increased by about $5 from $1,355 to $1,360 because of the annual cost-of-living adjustment, Medicare Part B premiums also rose this year, …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fixed index annuities: ‘Magical’ or ‘unsuitable’?
PHILADELPHIA – That night, like most nights, Phillip J. Cannella III warned that the financial world was at the brink of a massive meltdown, one that would wipe out savings …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Social Security: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission of helping millions of people save for their future. This year, America Saves Week begins …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Sister centenarians focus on living, not aging
Sister centenarians Viola Beyers and Mabel Gunning say the secret to longevity is not to think about it
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Older Americans are retiring in droves
More baby boomers are beginning the new year with nothing on their schedule but plans to golf, travel, and spend more time with the grandkids. The number of Americans aged …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, midnight
Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 3 a.m.
Former Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins retires from cycling
Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, ending a career in which he won a British-record eight Olympic medals and the Tour de France.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Head of state ferry system retiring
Lynne Griffith, assistant secretary for the Department of Transportation’s ferries division, announced Monday she’ll be retiring at the end of January. She’ll be replaced by Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, midnight
Think you’re prepared for retirement? Answer these 6 questions.
Many Baby Boomers are not prepared for retirement, so they need to get much more savvy about their financial lives, and quickly “if they’re going to have some peace of …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, midnight
Steps to take to ensure a satisfying retirement
The fact is fewer Americans say they are “very satisfied” in retirement, and increasing numbers are not at all satisfied, according to a report published by the Employee Benefit Research …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, midnight
Blindness isn’t stopping one 90-year-old from leading walks as a proud ‘pedal pusher’
Ninety-year-old Anne Mose is legally blind, but that’s not stopping her from leading Flora “Flo” Burgess on a walk every week.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, midnight
Divided America: Easy retirement? Only for a privileged few
The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Boeing’s retiring boomers underscore U.S. manufacturing plight
John Rothery said his goodbyes, handed in his badge and walked away from Boeing. He had worked on almost every commercial jet model over four decades, from a 707 bristling …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1 a.m.
Retirement planning: ‘We’re woefully unprepared’
While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, midnight
Facing fiscal reality when dementia strikes
Dementia can manifest itself in unpaid bills, giving away money needed for living expenses to charities or to the phone and Internet scams or other poor financial decisions. Dementia can …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Former Gonzaga great Turiaf announces retirement
Ex-Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf announced his retirement Monday in an artistic 4-minute, 42-second video posted on YouTube.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
75 percent of Americans plan to work in retirement
When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Uber drivers’ new option: Start a retirement account through the app
Uber has teamed up with an automated investor service to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Office Depot CEO to retire
Three months after a plan to merge with rival Staples failed, Office Depot announced Monday that CEO Roland Smith will retire.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Morgan Stanley accused of mismanaging its 401(k) plan
Even Wall Street workers are unhappy with how their retirement plans are run.
Sun., July 24, 2016, midnight
Should you save enough to live to 100?
First, you were supposed to die at 85. Then 90. Now 95 and even 100 are common defaults when financial planners tell people how much to save for retirement. Except …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement
During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty.
Tue., June 14, 2016, midnight
Obama fails to lead on Social Security
Obama perpetuates the popular but outdated myth that, by and large, the elderly are a poor, needy group. They deserve more financial help. The 65-and-over population exceeds 46 million. Some …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch confirms retirement in interview
The story that never seems to end might have an actual ending: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch confirmed he is retired from football.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Many opt to take early, reduced Social Security benefits, poll finds
CHICAGO – Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits
The Treasury Department has rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central State Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Retired teachers help peers navigate retirement
The reality of retirement is far from paradise, so says a group of retired teachers who want to school area educators and support staff, everyone from janitors and cooks to …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen announces retirement
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has announced he isn’t running for re-election, telling the Senate that his four decades in state service has been a “rare privilege and a great honor.”