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Retirement Security: A Thing of the Past?

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While pensions seem less affordable than ever, they remain the overwhelming retirement choice of consumers. According to new research, the Great Recession exposed such fundamental flaws in America's retirement support system that consumers overwhelmingly think the current system is broken beyond repair.

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The 401(k) turns 30

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American workers have had a love-hate relationship with the 401(k).

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Let the 401(k) investor beware

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A new report from the Government Accountability Office warns employees to watch out for biased investment guidance from the financial companies paid to set up and run their 401(k) plans.

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Not your father's retirement

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My father never dreamed he'd live to be this old. His parents died in their seventies. But here he is, 98 years old and still playing golf.

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Golden Years?

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The problem isn’t that public-sector workers have too much retirement security. It’s that everyone else has too little.

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Pensions or 401(k)s: Which is better?

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Are you one of the few that still have a pension? Lucky you! More and more companies are ending pensions are opting for 401(k)-style plans and that isn't the greatest news for many.

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Bad news for boomers relying on 401(k) plans

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The 401(k) generation is retiring with savings plans that are falling way too short.

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Making the Most Out of Less

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This year, the first of the nation’s 79 million baby boomers turn 65, and while millions dream of comfortable retirements, perhaps in Boca Raton, Fla., or Palm Springs, Calif., many will discover they will have a tough time in retirement.

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9 Signs Your 401(k) Stinks

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It looks like droves of public employees may soon be joining the ranks of 401(k) nation. A growing trend in cash-strapped state and local governments is to push for new retirement benefits that shift workers out of traditional pensions and into the less secure world of the 401(k).

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DOL to Issue Final Rule on Fiduciary by Year-End: Borzi

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Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) said Tuesday that the EBSA plans to “refine” the text of its proposed regulation amending the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and issue a final rule by year-end.

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