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Older Americans Month 2015 – Helping older Americans get into the act

Older Americans Month 2015 – Helping older Americans get into the act

May 1 marked the start of Older Americans Month, a time when the aging services community highlights the country’s older Americans and the programs that serve them. More...

Signed, Sealed and Delivered! 1,500+ comments delivered to the Internal Revenue Service

Signed, Sealed and Delivered! 1,500+ comments delivered to the Internal Revenue

Yesterday afternoon, Karen Friedman, Nancy Hwa and I hand-delivered more than 1,500 comments to the Internal Revenue Service. More...

PBGC report highlights importance of pension counseling

PBGC report highlights importance of pension counseling

We at the Pension Rights Center have long recognized the important role that U.S. Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Program (PCIP) plays in protecting the legal rights of retirees and their families. More...

Happy 40th, ERISA!

Happy 40th, ERISA!

Forty years ago this week, bell-bottom jeans were still in style, the Vietnam War was coming to a close, and Watergate was still riveting the nation.   More...

Pensions lost and (hopefully) found

Pensions lost and (hopefully) found

Imagine earning a pension after many years of hard work with a company. Then you leave your employer before retiring and without claiming your pension. When you reach retirement age, you expect to be able to start receiving that pension but you are unable to find the employer or the plan. Your pension plan is “lost”. More...

Unemployed today, no retirement savings tomorrow

Unemployed today, no retirement savings tomorrow

Last week, I accompanied Karen Friedman to Witness Wednesday, where she spoke about the fact that too many people who have lost their jobs and whose unemployment benefits have expired have had to dip into their 401(k) savings to pay for basic needs. More...

May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions older Americans have made to society – and to focus attention on the many services available to older Americans as a part of the Older Americans Act. More...

Dialed-up employee outcry causes AOL to dial back 401(k) changes

Dialed-up employee outcry causes AOL to dial back 401(k) changes

If you’re an AOL employee who went away for a long weekend you might have missed the hubbub about your 401(k) plan. More...

Happy Older Americans Month!

Happy Older Americans Month!

The start of May marks the beginning of Older Americans Month, a celebration of the contributions older Americans make to society. Sponsored by the U.S. More...

Borrowing against the future with a 401(k) loan

Borrowing against the future with a 401(k) loan

Thinking about taking a loan from your 401(k) plan? Think again. It’s no secret that many Americans were hit hard and are still struggling to recover from the financial crisis. Even those who weren’t laid off or downsized during the recent recession may think of their 401(k) accounts as piggy banks instead of the retirement plans that they are. More...

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