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Hire an Adviser Jan. 02, 2019

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please don't use my initials or city, because my comments might encourage the local ... Read More

Politicians' Deceitful Promise Oct. 24, 2018

John Stossel

Will you be able to retire? Maybe not. Will your state pay what its politicians promised? Almost ce... Read More

Chicago Bonds Oct. 03, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm an 86-year-old retired steelworker. I am in good health and receive substantial ... Read More

Public Pensions Are on an 'Unsustainable' Course Apr. 17, 2018

Daily Editorials

For decades, politicians across the country have blissfully adopted an "If we ignore it, maybe it'll... Read More

The 'Three-Legged Stool' Is a Bit Wobbly Mar. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

I'm sure most people reading this column have heard the term, "the three-legged stool." That refers ... Read More

How Federal Policies Mortgage the Future Feb. 04, 2018

Steve Chapman

Twenty or 50 years from now, the uproar over the House Intelligence Committee memo will be no more t... Read More

The Retirement Life Feb. 01, 2018

Work Daze

Recently, it has come to our attention that there is more to work than work. There is also retiremen... Read More

Government Pension Offset Law Not About to Change May. 17, 2017

Social Security and You

Over the past 17 years that I have been doing this column, I have written about 50 columns dealing w... Read More

Foreign Pension May Reduce Your U.S. Social Security Benefit Nov. 09, 2016

Social Security and You

Q: I have lived and worked in the United States for the past 15 years. But I was born in Great Brita... Read More

Pension Lump Sum Nov. 25, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'll soon be 68. I have worked for a large public company for 28 years and will reti... Read More

Wall Street's Secret Swindle Apr. 25, 2014

David Sirota

In the national debate over what to do about public pension shortfalls, here's something you may not... Read More

Need to Put Retirement Savings on the Fast Track? Feb. 26, 2014

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm facing my 50th birthday and am embarrassed (and a bit panicked) that I've saved ve... Read More

Peace on Pension Dec. 12, 2013

Daily Editorials

It's not exactly Jimmy Carter orchestrating the Camp David Summit agreement between Israel and Egypt... Read More