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Stories with subject: Financial planning
  • Illinois reducing fees on college savings plan 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:32 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investment toward rising tuition costs.

  • Divorce finalized for Alabama governor, former first lady story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A judge on Tuesday signed a divorce decree for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and former first lady Dianne Bentley, quietly concluding the couple's 50-year marriage.

  • S. Dakota to pay $242K in gay marriage fees 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:56 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota on Friday agreed to pay $242,000 to attorneys for same-sex couples who challenged the state's ban on gay marriages.

  • College savings: 5 things to consider about 529 plans 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 12:39 pm

    Saving to cover the ever-rising costs of a university education can be daunting, but one way parents can potentially bridge that gap is by investing through a 529 college savings plan.

  • Bills target retirement age, benefits for state workers 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 12:44 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin state employees would have to work two more years before they could qualify for early retirement, and their pensions would be calculated differently, under a pair of bills being circulated by Republicans in the Legislature.

  • A look at the differences in what Republicans, Wolf want 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 10:48 am

    The budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature has hit 80 days. Here is a summary of their key objectives and what they have made public about their compromise offers:

  • South Carolina paying $215K to gay marriage plaintiffs 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 10:53 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - South Carolina is paying about $215,000 in legal fees to two couples who challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage in the federal courts.