Retirement Planning

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Dallas Police and Fire Pension Boss: Fund's Risky Investments "Are Building America"

    The Nasher Sculpture Center and the developers of the Museum Tower project are continuing to hammer out their white light, white heat debacle behind closed doors. They recently hired a mediator in lawyer Tom Luce, who promptly asked both sides to quit talking to the media already. Above, however, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Debt Collectors Consider Trading "Knee-Breaking" Techniques for "Empathy Training"

    Hal Samples Craig Cunningham​Craig Cunningham of Dallas has an interesting way of dealing with debt collectors: He sues them, as documented in this week's paper version of Unfair Park. While only a small number of debtors file such lawsuits, the debt collection industry isn't waiting for su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Dallas Observer's Parent Company Announces Pay Cuts and Layoffs

    Twice today I've been asked about several posts on The Latest Word, one of our sister blogs out of Denver, referring to layoffs and pay cuts taking place throughout the Village Voice Media chain. The Dallas Observer, of course, is among the 15 papers in the chain, formerly known as New Times Inc.Spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Supreme Court Will Let Dallas Man's 401(k) Lawsuit Move Forward

    This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in the case James LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Assoc., Inc., et al., which probably means nothing to you. Unless, that is, you're invested in your company's 401(k) plan, in which case, this Dallas-based case is plenty interesting. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Should One Deduction Lead to Another?

    Tori Van Fleet, a forensics and firearms expert with the Fort Worth Police Department, has been following an unusual case making its way through U.S. Tax Court -- one that will determine whether it’s acceptable for people to claim transgender surgery as a tax deduction. Van Fleet hopes the answer ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005
  • News

    April 11, 2002

    House of Cards

    Enron's collapse may have been engineered from the top, but low-level employees played parts, too

  • News

    August 8, 1996

    Own a piece of the sod

    Their boss invested the retirement fund in real estate, and employees wound up with dirt