| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:27 PM
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Baltimore County discriminated against older employees when it required them to contribute more to their pensions than younger employees.
Since 2007, the county has battled a lawsuit brought by the U.S....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren.
That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked.
"I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. suggests raising the qualifying age for Social Security to 70 because "we are living much longer than originally envisioned; our benefits should reflect this fact of life" ("Nine ideas to revive the Republican Party,"...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:56 AM
District 21 state Sen. Jim Rosapepe is co-sponsoring a bill that would expand retirement security to private-sector workers without employer-sponsored plans.
The Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings program, introduced by Rosapepe and fellow...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The unfunded liabilities of the city's police and firefighters pension system grew by about $60 million last year, despite recent changes requiring the public safety workers to contribute 10 percent of their pay to the fund.
| Jan 5, 2014
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger's decision not to run for governor might not have been much of a surprise for Maryland's politicians, but his older constituents, who comprise about 12 percent of his district's voters, may well have been surprised...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Maryland, like the rest of this country, owes its military veterans a debt of gratitude. Not just those who were wounded in the armed conflicts of recent years but everyone who ever wore a uniform of the armed services of this country.