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Why Pensions Are Important

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This fact sheet explains the role pensions play in the overall retirement security of American workers, retirees, and their families.

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Don’t lose your retirement plan when you move!

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A few weeks ago, the Pension Rights center moved to a new office. We’ve had to update our mailing address with the post office, vendors, people on our email list and just about anyone you can think of.

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Color of Money Live Chat with Michelle Singletary

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PRC's Karen Friedman and Joellen Leavelle discussed an array of retirement issues during Michelle Singletary’s Color of Money Live Chat on February 16, 2107.

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Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

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Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of public interest groups, civil rights leaders, labor unions, professional organizations and others today commended the public release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to p

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President Obama calls for new consumer protections

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At a briefing hosted by AARP yesterday, I had the privilege of watching President Obama announce his support for a proposed rule to put a brake on conflicts of interest in investment advice for retirement acco

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How to invest in new state-sponsored retirement plans

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Illinois gets whacked plenty for its troubled public pension plan systems. But now it's getting high praise for being the first state in the USA to offer a novel type of retirement plan, which goes into effect in 2017.

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Church-plan status under increased scrutiny

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A growing number of lawsuits and some key court rulings are making it harder for church-affiliated defined benefit plans to be exempt from federal pension rules.

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Treasury, IRS Modify Tax Code Rules To Expand Access to Retirement Annuities

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The federal government helped broaden the choices for those shopping for lifetime income options in retirement by modifying the required minimum distribution rules for various types of plans in newly released final regulations on qualifying longevity annuity contracts.

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Karen Friedman appears on the Michael Finney Show [AUDIO]

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PRC Executive Vice President appeared on the Michael Finney Show to talk about recent legislation that expands pensions and attacks on retirees benefits. Karen's segment begins at approximately 24:40 into the program and lasts 15 minutes.

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Congress should protect investors, not undermine them

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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.

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