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How could myRA and other proposals help with your retirement?

02/03/2014 | CBS MoneyWatch

The U.S. retirement system isn’t working for millions of American workers. They need more help in preparing for a secure retirement.

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Harkin's universal retirement plan called a good start despite some hurdles

02/03/2014 | Pensions & Investments

An ambitious idea for a universal retirement program introduced Jan. 30 by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is being welcomed for advancing a national debate on ways to improve retirement security, but it faces an uphill climb in Congress.

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Corporate pension plans mark sad milestone

02/03/2014 | Pensions & Investments

Corporate America's move away from defined benefit plans hit a dubious milestone: For the first time since Pensions & Investments began listing the largest U.S. retirement plans, not a single corporate name appears in the ranking of the 10 largest defined benefit plans.

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Snyder does right thing by helping pensioners

02/02/2014 | Detroit Free Press

A letter to the editor from PRC Executive Vice President and Policy Director Karen Friedman (scroll down to see the letter)

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MyRA for workers whose employers don't offer retirement plan

02/01/2014 | San Francisco Chronicle

President Obama said last week he will add to the panoply of retirement accounts a new one aimed at workers whose employers don't offer a workplace plan.

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Experts split on value of Obama's new 'myRA' retirement account plan

02/01/2014 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

President Obama's plan to address tough issues facing workers with little or no retirement savings may have issues of its own.

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Hello, myRA: Retirement Savings for Beginners

01/30/2014 | Investopedia

A new acronym has been added to the lexicon of savings and retirement plans - the myRA. That stands for My Retirement Account and is a twist on the well-known IRA or Individual Retirement Account.

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Obama’s MyRA program seen as a modest first step to get people saving for retirement

01/29/2014 | Washington Post

President Obama’s plan to create retirement accounts for workers who do not have that option on the job represents a tiny first step toward addressing the increasingly urgent problem of Americans who do not save enough for old age, analysts say.

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myRA retirement plans, explained [audio]

01/29/2014 | Marketplace

President Obama unveiled the new "MyRA" plans in his State of the Union speech last night. He stumbled a bit over the name, and there's still some confusion about what they'll be called -- some of the folks we talked to are pronouncing it "Myra," like the name. More...

Treasury to pick manager for Obama myRA retirement program

01/29/2014 | Reuters

President Barack Obama's new "myRA" retirement savings program will be run by a private-sector money management firm chosen by the U.S. Treasury Department from a field of up to 30 firms, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

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