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Retirement

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Top Retirement Articles

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  • A plan that helps retirees and Maryland

    A plan that helps retirees and Maryland
    The next several years will see a flood tide of a new kind of retiree — the rollover retiree. Millions of baby boomers will be transitioning into retirement without the comfort of the old-fashioned monthly pension check, but rather with a lump sum...
  • Baltimore needs more watchdogs

    Baltimore needs more watchdogs
    In a city that's perpetually looking to cut costs rather than add them, Baltimore Inspector General David McClintock is making a strong case for himself. The independent city watchdog reports that his office detected $1.6 million in waste, fraud and abuse...
  • Young-at-heart 'Golden Girl' Jackie Dunphy keeps on dancing

    Dolores "Jackie" Dunphy, who celebrated her 85th birthday last month, is a dancer by heart. Born Aug. 19, 1926 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dolores lived in Baltimore near Patterson Park with her parents, a sister and a brother. She attended school at St....
  • Anxious investors try to remain calm amid wild swings in market

    Anxious investors try to remain calm amid wild swings in market
    Veteran money manager Brian Kroneberger Jr. didn't sleep well last week — and neither did his clients — as markets whipsawed and the Dow Jones industrial average posted Tums-popping losses and heart-pounding gains on a daily basis. Nervous...
  • Verizon strike slows phone line repairs

    It's been five days since 85-year-old Odra Pickeral has had phone service in her residence. Macular degeneration makes seeing a keypad tough, and her home's phone is programmed for frequently dialed numbers. Pickeral is one of more than 100 residents...
  • Social Security is flawed, but it's no Ponzi scheme

    Peter Morici's characterization of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme in his recent opinion piece ("Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme," Sept. 22) is an affront to all intelligent people. In the first place, a Ponzi scheme is a deliberate attempt by...
  • They're no longer your grandfather's senior centers

    Interested in martial arts? How about yoga? Would a class in alternative medicine appeal to you? What if a place offered all of these, along with a well-equipped fitness center? Such places exist in Baltimore County. They're called senior centers. The...
  • Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett

    Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett
    Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett, a retired Baltimore Sun news photographer whose career spanned nearly four decades, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Homewood at Plum Creek, a Hanover, Pa., retirement community. The former Ellicott...
  • Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched

    Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched
    Ken Beerbohm always wanted to be an artist. With a visit to the large basement studio in his Long Reach home, filled with dozens of intricate and undoubtedly unique clay and wire sculptures, it would be easy for any art lover to believe he’s...
  • Longtime recreation leader runs popular after-school program

    Longtime recreation leader runs popular after-school program
    The dozens of children who spend their after-school hours at the Stanton Community Center in downtown Annapolis can find help with homework, or a game of basketball. They get a bag lunch and assistance from a friendly group of volunteers. But the most...
  • Pension pitfalls

    Readers of Richard J. Magid's article on retirement ("A plan that helps retirees – and Maryland." Aug. 12) should be aware of the income-tax consequences. Converting a 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or other "employee retirement system" as defined in...
  • Boomers have good reasons to stay put, stay active

    Boomers have good reasons to stay put, stay active
    The people who run senior centers are finding that the baby boomers who are beginning to populate them don't want bingo, they want belly dancing (see our Page 1 story). These aging boomers are less inclined than their parents were to pull up stakes and...