Utah Lt. Gov. Steps Down for Financial Reasons

Wants to save up for retirement


n this economy, who isn't worried about saving for retirement? Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell counts himself as one among the many, which is why he's stepping down from his political job.

Bell, a Republican who turns 65 next month, announced Monday he's leaving office after more than four years as Gov. Gary Hebert's second-in-command and top adviser.

The former real estate attorney told the Salt Lake Tribune that he's experiencing financial strain because of the recession and that he needs to shore up his finances before retiring.