Retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and t.co/fEmihkSEhN; author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Midwest reporter for Beverage Industry - a trade magazine covering soft drinks, beer and wine.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Raoul Duke.

Charitable IRA makes a last-minute comeback for 2014

retirementrevised.com — Gotta love the way we make tax policy these days. Congress finally okayed charitable IRA transfers for 2014 (!) this week. This provision - which bounces in and out of existence like a yo-yo - allows IRA account owners who need to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) to make direct contributions to charitable organizations, and count the donated amounts against their RMDs.

After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson Retirees play poker at a singles club in Sun City, Arizona, January 4, 2013. Buried in the $1.1 trillion "Cromnibus" legislation signed this week by President Barack Obama was a provision that aims to head off a looming implosion of multiemployer pension plans - traditional defined benefit plans jointly funded by groups of employers.

Retirement planning for singles: Three must-do items

retirementrevised.com — If retirement planning had a soundtrack, a great candidate would be "Love and Marriage," the old Sammy Kahn lyric made famous by Frank Sinatra: Love and marriage, love and marriage . . go together like a horse and carriage . . .

Lame duck Congress tries a lame move on pensions

retirementrevised.com — The mid-term election results have changed the political landscape in a way that threatens the retirement security of middle class households. But we don't even have to wait for the new Congress to be seated in January to know just how bad things could get.

Mudslide danger could strand Seahawks fans

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- A mudslide that triggered a mandatory suspension of passenger rail service will force some Seahawks fans to find another way to get to Sunday's game. Or risk getting stranded. A small slide Wednesday night near Everett forced Sound Transit to shutdown northbound operations.

COLUMN-Congress' no-bailout pension plan is no solution for retirees

reuters.com — By Mark Miller CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (Reuters) - Wall Street banks, automakers and insurance giants got bailouts during the economic meltdown that started in 2008. But when it comes to the pensions of retired truck drivers, construction workers and mine workers, it seems that enough is enough.

Congress' No-Bailout Pension Plan Is No Solution for Retirees

time.com — Wall Street banks, automakers and insurance giants got bailouts during the economic meltdown that started in 2008. But when it comes to the pensions of retired truck drivers, construction workers and mine workers, it seems that enough is enough.

Congress' no-bailout pension plan is no solution for retirees

reuters.com — The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill moving through Congress this week adopts "Solutions Not Bailouts," a plan to shore up struggling multiemployer pension funds - traditional defined benefit plans jointly funded by groups of employers in industries like construction, trucking, mining and food retailing. A bailout, it is not.

New Everett logo forces artist to defend originality

komonews.com — EVERETT, Wash -- A contest to create a new logo for the City of Everett is raising questions about whether the winning design is original or suspiciously similar to a corporate logo that already exists. The winning design was submitted by Seattle graphic artist Sean Hamilton.

Red light cam busts driver and cyclist, but only one gets ticket

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- The video is indisputable. You see a car running the light. Two seconds later, a cyclist whizzes through the intersection. Yet only the driver received a citation in the mail. Karen Parrish was behind the wheel of that car last month driving along 11th Ave.
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Dec 19, 2014

Charitable IRA distribution makes 11th-hour comeback for 2014. What a way to make tax policy. retirementrevised.com/charitable-ira…

Dec 19, 2014

Charitable IRA is back for 2014 Stern Advice-Act now: Congress delivers a few last minute tax savers reut.rs/13ynHWu via @reuters

Dec 18, 2014

This is the toughest threat to boomers' retirement plans - age discrimination in the workplace. money.us/1BSzD0u via @MONEY

Dec 18, 2014

Pension cuts helped keep the government open, but they hurt many retired women wapo.st/1AhWy6l via @washingtonpost

Dec 18, 2014

After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know about possible benefit cuts reut.rs/13CHN1T via @reutersmoney



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