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Retirement Plans At Every Employer! Is Your State Next?

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Paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage, commuter benefits. What’s next on the list of items employers are going to have to offer their employees? Retirement benefits.

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State private retirement programs get help from president

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Private-sector retirement solutions programs at the state level are getting a boost from the White House.

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High marks for retirement plans

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This week, President Obama unveiled his economic fixes for the middle-class. Among them was a proposal for Automatic IRAs, which he has championed since the Administration’s early days.

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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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Offering State-Sponsored IRAs to Private-Sector Workers

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California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s “second mother,” his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own retirement accounts.

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How to Fix the 401(k): Five Suggestions for Giving Workers a More-Secure Retirement

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The 401(k) is in need of a tuneup. Originally designed to supplement pension plans, 401(k)s have become the primary retirement-savings vehicle for many employees.

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More New Retirement Account Proposals

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Americans are way short in their retirement savings and President Obama’s MyRA plan that he unveiled last week isn’t the only new proposal that aims to help with that problem.

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Sen. Harkin Proposes Bill to Expand Workers’ Access to Retirement Plans

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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) unveiled long-awaited legislation that proposes to provide all workers with access to a retirement plan through automatic payroll deductions, particularly workers who currently don’t have access to employer-provided retirement plans.

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

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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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Suddenly, Retiree Nest Eggs Look More Fragile

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Many Americans don’t have enough money to carry them through retirement — and many of them know it.

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