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Public Interest Organizations Join Forces to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

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SaveOurRetirement.org will educate workers and retirees about the “Retirement Advice Loophole” – and mobilize public support to close it

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One in Five Investors Have Tapped Into 401(k) Prematurely

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The majority of nonretired investors in the U.S. say their employer offers a 401(k) plan, and of these, 89% say they participate in it. Yet 21% of those who participate in such a plan say they have either taken out a 401(k) loan or even taken an early withdrawal from the plan in the last five years.

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Pension cuts helped keep the government open, but they hurt many retired women

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On Nov. 14, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. reported that 200 of the 1,400 multi-employer plans covering 1 million participants are at risk of failing within the next decade. The PBGC is worried about this because it becomes responsible for the pension obligations of these failed plans.

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The Retirement Savings Plan Financial Advisors Don't Want You to Know About

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For the millions of Americans who don't have company-sponsored plans, some states are considering offering retirement accounts for private-sector workers.

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Financial planning issues wrapped into government spending bill?

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Members of Congress are considering adding provisions to the government spending bill that would impact at least two crucial issues for financial advisers: the DOL's action on fiduciary duty and the right of pensions to cut benefits.

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The Most Important Symbol for Investors Is 'DOL'

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Many investors are glued the financial news, tracking the latest reports about interest rates, earnings reports and stock movements. They believe this kind of intense focus will help them maximize returns. They couldn't be more wrong.

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What to consider when your company offers a pension buyout

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The old rock of retirement income — the pension — is increasingly fading from the American economic landscape.

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PBGC Proposal to Track De-Risking Plans Seen by Pension Rights Center as Good Step

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The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s recent request for comments on a proposal to require companies making pension risk-transfer offers to their employees to report such offers to the PBGC is aimed at helping the agency determine its future liabilities, but the information may also prove useful for the public, a spokeswoman for the Pension Rights Center told Bloomberg BNA.

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Broad-Based Coalition Pushes For Updates To Retirement-Plan Advice

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A broad-based coalition of labor unions and consumer protection groups has reiterated its support for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to update, strengthen and clarify rules around advice provided to workers saving through retirement plans.

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ERISA’s mid-life crisis

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On its 40th birthday, plans sponsors and participants find plenty to be unhappy about.

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