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Retirement...What's that?

Retirement? What's that?

Yesterday I attended a hearing held by the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Called Stories from the Kitchen Table: How Middle Class Families are Struggling to Make Ends Meet, the hearing focused on the all-too-familiar challenges that many of America's middle class families are facing due to the economic downturn.  More...

Welcome to our redesigned website

Welcome to the Pension Rights Center's newly redesigned website! While it may seem like it happened overnight, this redesign took months of planning to ensure that you, the visitors to our website, would be able to more easily find and share the information and resources that the Pension Rights Center is known for.

So, what exactly is new on our website? Read on to find out… More...

Social Security matters to America's budget - Don't cut it!

Over the last few months you've probably heard reports about the president's fiscal commission. Word around town is that this secretive commission, with its stated goal of reducing the federal deficit, is seriously considering cuts to Social Security.

New I.R.S. rules clarify when participants can sell company stock in 401(k) plans

Dow Jones Newswires reports that the Internal Revenue Service has released rules clarifying when participants in 401(k) plans can sell company stock held in their accounts. 

Happy Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. The U.S. Administration on Aging has announced that this year's theme for the month is "Age Strong! Live Long!" which "recognizes the diversity and vitality of today's older Americans who span three generations."

Billionaires for Retirement INsecurity

Yesterday I joined friends from Social Security Works, OWL - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women, Social Security Matters, the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Economic Policy Institute, and others outside of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center as Pete Peterson (you know him, he's the one who is trying to scare everyone into thinking that Social Security is on its last legs - don't worry, it isn't) hosted a closed-door meeting of millionaires and billionaires, at which cutting Social Security was a primary point of discussion. 

In case you missed it

Here’s some of the latest news from the world of pensions:

In case you missed it

Here’s some of the latest news from the world of pensions:

In case you missed it

Here’s some of the latest news from the world of pensions:

In case you missed it

Here's some of the latest news from the world of pensions:
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