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Pensions around the world

Posted by Kyle Garrett on April 22, 2010

As someone who monitors the news on a daily basis, I often come across stories about retirement systems in other countries. Below are just a few of the recent articles that I thought were interesting. What can we learn from retirement income policies in other countries? More...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to adopt more children, but only if pension reform passes

Posted by on April 01, 2010

Today Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced that they were committed to working toward a new universal pension system to ensure that all Americans - and particularly their six children - would be able to retire with dignity. More...

A victory for workers and retirees

Posted by Kyle Garrett on April 01, 2010
In December 2009, Visteon Corp. announced that it was going to terminate its pension plans, which cover some 21,000 workers and retirees, as part of the company's overall bankruptcy and reorganization effort.  More...

In case you missed it

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on March 29, 2010
Here’s some of the latest news from the world of pensions: More...

In case you missed it

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on March 23, 2010

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

And the survey says...

Posted by Nancy Hwa on March 11, 2010

Earlier this week, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and public opinion research firm Mathew Greenwald and Associates released the results of the 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS). The survey, which has been conducted every year for the past two decades, is a nationwide poll of workers and retirees about their attitudes towards saving for retirement and their saving practices. More...

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Barking mad over pensions

Posted by on March 04, 2010

Tuesday's New York Times included a full-page ad from the Center for Consumer Freedom*, attacking the Humane Society of the United States. In the ad, the Center claims that the animal-oriented organization is misallocating its money by, among other things, putting $2.5 million toward its retirement plan for employees. More...

Retirement and Divorce: Additional Resources

Posted by Rebecca Davis on February 24, 2010

We hope you've found our series of blog entries on divorce and retirement assets to be informative. In today's final blog entry we have listed several additional resources that provide additional information on divorce and retirement assets.


Don’t take a pension for granted

Posted by Rebecca Davis on February 23, 2010

Often divorcing couples will opt to divide their marital property by giving one spouse the home and the other spouse the pension.  This easy way of dividing marital property may leave one spouse at a disadvantage that isn't recognized until retirement. 


Don't delay: Submit court orders to the plan right away!

Posted by Rebecca Davis on February 22, 2010

In order to receive retirement benefits that have been awarded in a divorce, it is important to obtain a court order, which tells retirement plans how to divide and pay benefits to the divorced couple. For private retirement plans, these court orders are called Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDROs. Other retirement systems call them Domestic Relations Orders or DROs. 

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