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Stories with subject: Financial planning
  • new storyMore older Americans are being buried by housing debt story has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 3:39 am

    WASHINGTON - Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band.

  • Bankruptcy judge 'deeply concerned' about unfunded pensions story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 6:44 pm

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - The federal judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy case said Thursday he is "deeply concerned" about unfunded pension liabilities in other Michigan municipalities and they should consider transitioning to 401(k) retirement plans for employees.

  • For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart 
    Updated: May-26-15 3:10 am

    BEIRUT - The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.

  • Gay marriage challenges cost Indiana $1.4M in attorney fees 
    Updated: May-25-15 12:35 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state of Indiana had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain a ban on same-sex marriages, the attorney general's office says.

  • Arizona college savings program tops $1 billion in assets 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:15 am

    PHOENIX - A plan that lets Arizona families save for college tuition and earn money on the deposits tax-free has topped $1 billion in assets.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans 
    Updated: May-18-15 11:30 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Illinois lawmakers skeptical about pension deal this spring story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 6:52 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers expressed skepticism Wednesday that they'll be able to pass a new pension fix this spring, despite pressure from Gov. Bruce Rauner and major credit rating agencies to quickly replace a 2013 overhaul the state Supreme Court struck down.

  • Tulsa County to pay $300K in fees in same-sex marriage case 
    Updated: May-07-15 6:13 am

    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa County will pay nearly $300,000 in attorney fees that were incurred during its unsuccessful defense of Oklahoma's ban on same sex-marriage.

  • Ohio Senate OKs tax breaks on college savings accounts 
    Updated: May-06-15 4:38 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to increase state tax benefits on college savings accounts has cleared the Ohio Senate.

  • Deadline extended for Illinois prepaid college tuition plan 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:08 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois families wanting to lock in future college tuition payments at today's rates have an extra month to sign up for a state savings program.