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You’ll get nothing…and like it! (the NPR interview)

by smeneshi - Aug 25, 2014 Based on the e-mails I received, a lot of you were disgusted when it came out that Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn’t leaving his millions to his three kids (so he thought). The late actor said Continue Reading ?

Your 457 Plan and Long-Term Care

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 A HUGE THANK YOU is owed to the 20 or so public sector employees (both active and retired) who took valuable time from their day to help me with the research presented here.  After hours of Continue Reading ?

Here’s How 1 Couple Recovered From the Housing Crash (WSJ Interview)

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 Alex Coppola’s interviews Sev Meneshian, CFP®                                                           Continue Reading ?

IMRF Pension Will Pay You 7.5% (rate can change) on Your Contributions

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 Contributing to your 457 deferred compensation plan is an excellent way to save for retirement.  But did you know the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Voluntary Additional Contribution program gives you the opportunity to earn 7.5% (subject Continue Reading ?

You Can Benefit From More Than Just Your 457 Plan [Chicago Tribune Interview]

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 ***The content in this post is from a Chicago Tribune article*** Click HERE for the link to the site where the article was originally posted. Maxing employee retirement benefits Many Americans 50 or older will Continue Reading ?

How Can $5 – $3.50 = $8?

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 There’s a great little pizza place near Public Retirement Planners, LLC  in Evanston that I stop in for lunch about once a week.  Recently, I picked up a slice of pizza for $3.50 and was Continue Reading ?

Preserve Your 457 Plan…Celebrate National Biscuit Month!

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 If you do a simple Web search for “bizarre and unique holidays” you’ll be entertained by what’s out there.  For example, there’s National Welding Month, National Picnic Month (this should not apply to ants), National Continue Reading ?

Attack of the 457 Plan Tax Zombies! (Part 2 of 2)

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 Terrifying Income Tax Issues Are Lurking For Public Sector Retirees The intention during your working years was to save a lot in taxes now and pay less in retirement – not the same or more, Continue Reading ?

Attack of the 457 Plan Tax Zombies! (Part 1 of 2)

by smeneshi - Aug 20, 2014 Why Are Terrifying Income Tax Issues Lurking for Public Sector Retirees?    Many of you in the public sector wisely make payroll contributions to your 457 deferred compensation plan to save for retirement.  Another reason why you Continue Reading ?