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Spouses deserve an equal voice in retirement decisions

Posted by Kyle Garrett on August 21, 2013

Preparing for retirement is a bit like competing in a marathon. It’s long and hard, and it requires a steady pace. It also requires information about the course ahead.


Oregon takes a step toward retirement security for all

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Oregon recently took a step forward in the movement to expand retirement savings for its workers. Oregon’s state legislature passed House Bill 3436, which creates a task force to explore options for helping private-sector workers who lack access to a workplace retirement plan save for retirement.


Congress should protect investors, not undermine them

Posted by on July 16, 2013

In 1975, when the U.S. Department of Labor issued a rule defining who is an investment advisor under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Vietnam War had just ended,  Steve Jobs was tinkering around his dad’s garage, and Angelina Jolie was barely in diapers.


Happy Older Americans Month!

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on May 01, 2013

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.


Borrowing against the future with a 401(k) loan

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on April 12, 2013

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.


Another look at living independently in retirement

Posted by on April 03, 2013

Living independently is a goal for many who are approaching or thinking about retirement. While most people don't expect to move to a gated retirement community with a golf-course, they do hope to have adequate financial resources to live modestly and with dignity. How much will they need?


Marriage equality and retirement equality

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on March 25, 2013

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the first of two cases that may change the retirement landscape for millions of Americans: Hollingsworth v. Perry (the second case, U.S. v Windsor, will be heard on Wednesday). What do these cases, both dealing with same-sex marriage, have to do with retirement security, you wonder?


It’s Time to Take the Risk Out of Retirement

Posted by Kyle Garrett on November 07, 2012

Amidst the deluge of polls, electoral counts, and predictions for yesterday’s election, a different number was released that shows the grim state of Americans’ retirement security.


NFL sacks referees’ retirement security

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on September 28, 2012

If you’re a sports fan, chances are that you’ve heard about the standoff between the NFL and its referees. The impasse, resolved on Thursday, resulted in three weeks of officiating by replacement referees who, according to some, fumbled more calls than the players. For many, this would have been the news. However, we at the Pension Rights Center


How Safe Are the New GM Retirees’ Annuities?

Posted by Kyle Garrett on August 31, 2012

Back in June, thousands of salaried General Motors retirees were given seven weeks to decide whether to take their pension as a lump sum or continue with their lifetime monthly payments.

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