A new law in New Jersey could be used to help millions of elderly residents pay for their own retirement

  • October 29, 2021

NJ Gov.

Chris Christie’s administration has been asked by the Legislature to consider a proposal that would allow New Jerseyans to pay for an increase in their pension benefits by buying into a new insurance plan.

Under the proposal, an individual who is eligible for the state’s state-run pension plan would be able to purchase the New Jersey Advantage plan.

The plan would cost an average of $4,000 per person.

The premium for that plan would also be $5,000, but Christie’s office said the plan would provide the option to buy into the New York-based plan.

Christie has previously said that he believes an increase to the state pension plan could help pay for the cost of the $1.3 trillion plan.

But a recent analysis by the New Brunswick-based Pension Reform Institute, a New Jersey think tank, concluded that such an increase would only raise the cost to the plan by about $400 million, or 0.5 percent, a difference that would be insignificant.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said Christie’s position was that the plan should be funded with tax revenues and that the current state plan would not be a “cost-effective solution.”

“While the governor believes that a new state pension is needed, he believes it would be a cost-effective and fair way to fund this initiative,” Drewnik said.

The new proposal, which is being introduced as part of a legislative package, comes as Christie is struggling to stem a national trend of pension woes.

A survey released last month by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners found that just 17 percent of Americans had a high-quality pension plan in their retirement, the lowest level in nearly two decades.

Christie, a former Republican presidential candidate, has also been criticized for not spending enough on pension plans.

Military pensions hit hard by cut to £12,500 per year

  • August 7, 2021

The pensions of thousands of military personnel are set to be hit hard after the government announced it was scrapping their pension scheme, which is seen as the most generous of all the major military pensions.

Armed Forces Minister Nick Herbert said the changes to the pension scheme would result in a reduction in the current pension of about £12.5 million.

He said the change would save the UK more than £1 billion.

However, the military is the biggest employer in the UK and has the most to lose by the decision.

A total of 3.6 million personnel will lose their pension.

“I’m sure that the people of the Armed Forces will be very pleased to see the government’s announcement of these changes and to have them announced as soon as possible,” he said.

Mr Herbert said there were more than 5.4 million members of the armed forces and more than 3.5million of them were aged between 45 and 54. “

There will be no immediate changes to our military pensions as a result of this change, but I hope that the government will see the value in our services and our sacrifices and take action to make sure we are providing our soldiers with the support they need to remain fit, safe and well-equipped for the next decade.”

Mr Herbert said there were more than 5.4 million members of the armed forces and more than 3.5million of them were aged between 45 and 54.

The Government announced the changes last month.

It is the latest move in a series of reforms by the government to ensure that the military has the best possible financial protection for its personnel and the economy.

Mr Herbert added that the Government would continue to invest in the Armed Services and ensure that it was well equipped to provide its soldiers with a quality of life in retirement.

He also said that the Armed forces had made a strong commitment to the Armed Service Pension Scheme, which provides an annual lump sum payment to members of military forces, and that the scheme would be fully restored to it when the new Defence Secretary is confirmed.

“We will have the support of all armed forces members and families as we deliver a modern and efficient defence,” he added.

Chicago pensioners lose thousands in Illinois pension plan coverage

  • August 3, 2021

Chicago pensioner Linda Pazio said she lost $739,000 in her state pension and $839,500 in her Illinois pension when the Illinois pension system closed for the year.

Her attorney, John L. Bennett, said Pazios family was left with no choice but to pay a $12,000 fine to settle the case.

“There’s a very significant financial burden that she’s going to have to carry on her behalf,” Bennett said.

Pazietos family was forced to pay $8,500 to the Illinois Department of Retirement and Social Services for $7,500 that was lost due to the pension system shutdown.

Bennett said the pension fund’s trustees had asked for a lump sum payment of $12.5 million, but were not allowed to make that offer because of the state’s law that prohibits any payment for any reason other than to settle a lawsuit.

The Illinois Department said it was aware of the situation and has taken steps to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future.

Pazzietos had been an employee of the Illinois Pension and Retirement System, or ILPSS, for more than 25 years.

She was paid the state pension starting in 2012 and then a monthly stipend for two years.

The state said Pazzios retirement was due to her service to the public and she had no prior disciplinary record.

PAZIOS SLEPT AT HOME FOR DAYS ON HER MOMS BENEFITS Chicago police pensioner Patricia Paziatos said she has been unable to work for more then four years due to a medical condition and was forced into homelessness.

“I’m in bed in the morning,” Pazia told The Associated Press.

“When I get up I feel dizzy. “

It’s hard to sleep in bed,” she said.

“When I get up I feel dizzy.

It’s hard for me to function, especially when I have to do all these things that I don’t need to do.”

The pension was meant to pay for Pazios family’s medical bills but Pazianos lost $1,800 of her monthly stipends when she fell ill in 2014.

She had no medical insurance and no pension.

She has been unemployed since then.

“My family is very upset,” she told The AP.

“We have to live on the income that we get.”

Paziacos is one of thousands of Illinois retirees who lost their pension coverage as part of the law passed by the Illinois Legislature in 2017 that reduced the state to its lowest pension levels since 1990.

The law requires state pension plans to cut the amount of pension payouts to about $300 per month for current employees.

The cuts, combined with the closure of the Chicago police department, reduced the pensions for retirees to $717 a month.

In 2016, about half of Illinois residents aged 65 and older were retired.

The rest of the pensioners, who earn $50,000 or less, had pensions reduced by about 40 percent, according to a report by the pension administrator, the Illinois State Employees Retirement System.

Pazoietos, who was laid off in December, said she was told she could no longer receive her full pension because of her medical condition.

“If they don’t let me retire, I’m going to go back and get my pension and they’re going to kick me out of the program,” she warned.

Pazios said the state should not be forcing pensioners to pay more money for things they do not need.

“That’s not the Illinois way, to tell people what they have to pay to get the pension,” she added.

“They’re trying to cut their own retirement.”

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for Illinois to recover some of the money that had been lost.

The bill would allow the Illinois legislature to set a cap on pension payments and would allow lawmakers to set monthly payments to determine when the state is “full.”

But Bennett, Paziantos attorney, said the bill did not address how the state can recover those funds.

“The bill is really just an effort to give the state the ability to take care of the people who are not eligible for the pension, which is retirees,” he said.

The governor’s office said the governor has “made it a priority to reduce Illinois’ unfunded pension liabilities.”

It said Illinois will take steps to make sure that pension pay out is not affected by any of the current economic conditions, including reducing the amount by which the state makes pension payments.

PIZIOS HAS NOT CHOSEN TO RETIRE IN ILLEGAL FORMS Pazienos, 70, was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved with her family to Chicago in 1972.

She married her husband, Don Paziotos, in 1984 and the couple has three daughters.

Pizietos said her

How to buy your own puppets

  • June 13, 2021

If you want to become a puppet, it can be a bit of a daunting task. 

If you don’t know where to start, here’s a guide to choosing a puppet from the many options available. 

We’ve got the Puppeteer’s Handbook , the Puppet School , and the Puppets of the World , which you can check out if you want a bit more in-depth info on the various puppeteers, but they’re all pretty good for a starting point. 

There are also a few puppet websites that can help you decide what’s right for you, like Puppets of London and Puppet Babies . 

The only real obstacle to getting started is money. 

You can’t buy your very own puppet on the internet for less than $100. 

But you don�t need to be a rich puppet owner to make a great puppet. 

Here are some tips on buying a puppeteer: 1.

Choose a puppet that you enjoy: This is especially important if you�re looking for a hobby to start your career. 

Podcasts and videos are great for building your audience. 

And if you love to be in a puppet show, you’ll likely be very satisfied with what you get. 

2.

Look for a good home: If the puppeteering is not your thing, consider renting out a room and building a house with your puppeteerr. 

3.

Make sure you have enough cash: Pay the rent on time and keep up on bills. 4.

If you�m looking for work, you can find jobs on the job board on Wikipedia . 

If not, you can also look for freelance work through jobs boards like Deadlines and CareerBuilder . 

5.

Know what you�ll be working on next: Some jobs offer flexibility in how you�ve worked over the years, while others require you to keep an eye on your project. 

6.

Don�t forget about the art: Artistic direction is essential if you’re going to be making a puppet.

That�s especially important with the kinds of puppets you�d like to make. 

7.

Make a puppet costume: Whether it�s a costume or just a simple puppet, you should make sure that it�ll look professional. 

8.

Pick a costume maker: Make sure that you�t pick one who�s already been working on a project for several years, as this will lead to problems when it comes time to make your puppet. 

 9.

If your costume is a little on the small side, you may want to consider using a costume designer: You don�st want to be stuck making a costume for someone else who�ll never wear it. 10. 

Be patient: Puzzling with a puppet for a while doesn�t mean that it will come together right away. 

Some people are very stubborn and won�t let you do a job unless they�re absolutely sure you� ll be satisfied. 

So don�ts expect it to come together overnight. 

11. Have fun: Playing with puppets can be rewarding, especially when they�ll start to act out and start to get really cute. 

12.

Get feedback: As with any hobby, there are a lot of variables involved with how well a puppet performs. 

For the most part, it�m up to you to take the feedback that you receive into account and decide if your puppets are what you want. 

13. 

Use a puppet toy: Once you�s started out on a good project, it may be time to try out some new toys. 

14.

Make the most of your time: When you start a project with little or no experience, you might not have a lot to show for your effort. 

15.

Be creative: In a lot a ways, puppets and puppetry are similar, so make sure to find your own unique spin on the idea. 

16.

Take a break: The real joy comes from spending time with the puppets that you create, but you� might also want to take a break from them if you don��t feel like doing it.