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Retirement

There’s rare good news on the retirement front

Retirement savers are upping their game: A record 13.6 percent of 401(k) participants raised their savings rate during the first quarter this year. Overall, employee contributions, combined with employer matching funds and profit sharing, rose 12.7 percent to reach another record.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire


New rule will protect retirement investments

You might assume that your financial adviser, who recommends funds for your Individual Retirement Account or the 401(k) account you have through your employer, looks out for your best interests. And many do.But enough of them don't that U.S. consumers investing for their...

Date: 04/12/2016 | Editorials


Snohomish County fire chief retires from ‘very fulfilling job’

EVERETT — There used to be a lot more fire departments in south Snohomish County.Ed Widdis always believed that fewer departments would mean fewer chiefs, fewer political boundaries and better service for the public. He spent decades working toward that sometimes-controversial goal.

Date: 04/05/2016 | Local News


British need to retire at 81 to get parents’ lifestyle

LONDON — A new study by pension provider Royal London suggests some British workers will have to work until they are 81 if they want to build up savings that guarantee their parents’ standard of retirement.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire


There are reasons to be wary of financial advisers

There's a phrase no one wants to read in a sweeping report about the financial advisers who handle their savings: economy-wide misconduct.A new working paper by business school professors at the University of Chicago and University of Minnesota found that 7 percent of...

Date: 03/02/2016 | Business Wire


Woman who helped launch Safe Harbor leaving for new job

STANWOOD — The executive director of Safe Harbor Free Clinic, who helped launch the nonprofit seven years ago, is leaving to become director of the Stanwood Community and Senior...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News


Snohomish city clerk retires after 21 years

SNOHOMISH — City clerk Torchie Corey has retired after 21 years of service to Snohomish. Human Resources manager Pat Adams took on the clerk's duties in January. The City Council combined the two jobs in December. It is expected to save Snohomish $120,000...

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News


‘Bad stuff’ over for retiring Everett emergency chief

EVERETT — His favorite part of the job was bringing people together.Or, as one friend put it, being "personality and presence in the middle of bad stuff happening."After 25 years, Dave DeHaan is retiring from the city of Everett. He started as a...

Date: 12/30/2015 | Local News


Weatherman Willard Scott retiring

NEW YORK — With Willard Scott announcing his retirement, centenarians will have to look elsewhere for a salute.The longtime television weatherman, a fixture on NBC’s “Today” show for 35 years, said Friday that he’s hanging it up. The morning show plans a tribute to his work Tuesday.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Nation & World


Snitch sets the cops on gambling grannies

ORLANDO, Fla. — Someone was suspicious of Zelda King and her gang of gambling grandmas.

Date: 11/29/2015 | Nation & World


The time to live your life is now

My good friend, Steve, died last week, 8 months after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I spent many hours with him over these last months, trying to provide him with support and companionship. It was very painful to watch him slide toward his death. At the end of his life, the cancer had...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life


Five myths about the baby boomer generation

There are 75.4 million baby boomers in the United States, people from 51 to 69 years old. They are the largest generation in American history, raised during the economic prosperity that followed World War II. Media and marketers have treated the generation as one enormous, monolithic group since...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World


Debate over Medicare, Social Security, other benefits divides GOP

WASHINGTON - Republicans are openly feuding over whether to seek drastic changes to Medicare, Social Security and other entitlement programs, risking a potentially damaging intraparty battle ahead of the 2016 elections.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World


Feds offer new, free retirement plan

WASHINGTON — Starting this week, people who don't have access to a retirement savings plan at work will have an easier time setting aside cash.The myRA program, a government backed retirement plan first announced by President Barack Obama...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire


Challenge for state: Recruiting, retaining 147 new troopers

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol is seeing its ranks depleted faster than can be replenished. It can't recruit enough new troopers to fill existing vacancies and newer...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News


Police officer retires after 35 years without sick day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mike Flowers, 59, learned a lesson from his parents as a boy: Get up and get going every day, no matter what.The message stuck in a serious way, and Flowers is now retiring after a 35-year career as a police officer without ever having taken a sick...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Nation & World


Seniors who keep working are healthier

Is retirement hazardous to your health?It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Nation & World


Time is a financial gift that kids shouldn’t waste

People are always trying to find the secret to financial success. But I’d like to address the young folks who ask me how to get rich.If you’re young, you have something we older folks will never have as much of — time. It’s an advantage you shouldn’t waste.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Business columnists


Millennials sock away 15 percent for retirement

Iron Man. Wonder Woman. Millennial Super Saver.He or she is an ordinary human, 18 to 34, who saves at least 15 percent of his or her salary each year in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. The mission: Save enough to retire comfortably. Or at least retire.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Business Wire


Judge OKs Boeing retirement settlement

WICHITA, Kan. — Boeing will pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit filed by former Boeing workers over retirement and medical benefits after the sale of the company's Wichita operations.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Business Wire


Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage — and stuff

America is having a big love affair with tiny houses. There are television shows: “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunters.” There are movies: “Tiny: A Story About Living Small” and “Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary.” Pinterest has more than 900 boards devoted to tiny houses, and...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Life


Oregon’s retirement-age population growing fast

PORTLAND, Ore. — The retirement-age boom is well underway in Oregon.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Northwest


Robot teaches retirement home exercise class

They aren't on Snapchat. They aren't livestreaming their adventures on Periscope and Meerkat. And they definitely won't be recording 360 videos from drones.Yet for residents of Vughterstede — average age 87 — technology isn't just the bastion of the young. When...

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World


State makes it easier to save for retirement

When you think about retirement, you can imagine a life in which you are freed from decades of work, having to put up with a bad boss or difficult co-workers, able to take your time waking up in the morning and go for a walk, a bicycle ride, garden, or just talk to your neighbors and...

Date: 05/20/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Retirement choices are in sharper focus

Many current Reserve and National Guard members, particularly those who are younger and have fewer years of service, are likely next year to face a difficult choice of retirement plans.It will be a decision as complex as the one being prepared by Congress for their active...

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News


House panel OKs 'blended' military retirement plan

Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming April 29 to give future generations of service members something different from the all-or-nothing 20-year retirement system the military has relied on for...

Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News




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