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Chicago TribuneFor years, critics have howled about executive pay, saying something must be done to curb excessive compensation. Now some are challenging what they consider one of the root causes: pay for the directors who set chief executives' compensation packages....
Your MoneyRetirement money used to be the very definition of long-term investing, with pension managers encouraged to think of their portfolios with time horizons even longer than a single lifetime in order to maximize investment results for the plan over time....
Tribune staff reporterIf the holiday spirit has you feeling benevolent, you can put your good intentions to work during the next couple of weeks and save yourself money when you sit down with your tax return next year. Giving to charity is a simple way to earn a tax...
Tribune staff reporterTom Rowan is five years away from retiring and struggling with the same question that arises for most Americans as they approach retirement: How much can retirees pull out of their savings each year, and still have enough money left to last a lifetime?...
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Your MoneyBy now you've probably been lectured on the perils of cashing out your 401(k) retirement plan when you leave a job. You'll pay income taxes and possibly a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty (there are a few exceptions). Plus, using the money today means...
Tribune Media Services columnistQ: My shares of Bank of America Corp. haven't done much. Does the future look brighter? C.R., via the Internet A: The No. 2 U.S. bank in assets, behind Citigroup, has more than 5,700 branches in 29 states and the nation's largest credit card business....
The Associated PressAmericans seeking to leave something behind besides unpaid credit card bills have found an economical, tax-effective way to leave a structured financial legacy of higher intentions. A donor-advised fund lets the donor make a contribution to a special...
Tags: Treaties, T. Rowe Price, Charity, Warren Buffett, State Budgets
Your MoneyScrambling to make a 2006 contribution to your individual retirement account before the April 17 tax deadline, but worried about dumping money into a volatile stock market? That's the predicament facing many retirement savers this year. But holding...
Tribune staff reporterThere was a time when investors popped champagne corks to celebrate record-breaking levels in the stock market. But that was in the late 90s, before the technology bubble exploded in March 2000, drenching portfolios with red ink and scaring people into...
Tribune staff reporterBuy low, sell high. Naturally. But much easier said than done. So how about buying high? Simpler, even if it goes against the conventional wisdom. But sometimes, with a little care, it can be profitable. Some experts see evidence that stocks reaching...
Your Money staff reporterNot earning a competitive yield on your cash? A government agency is taking steps to show what you're missing. Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a proposal that would require brokerage firms to better explain cash account...
Your MoneyAlready retired and sitting on a pile of short-term investments? With lower interest rates likely coming soon, it's time to get your game plan together for squeezing the best yields out of your cash. Up to now, it has been relatively easy because short-...
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