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Money 911: Lower your credit card debt [VIDEO]

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CNBC's Sharon Epperson answers a viewer's question about a pension.

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10 Things Pension Plans Won't Tell You

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Yes, they still exist. And some of them toy with taxpayer money.

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Unfair Pension Takebacks: What Can Be Done to Protect Retirees

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Recoupment occurs when a pension plan administrator erroneously overpays pension benefits to retirees. Often these overpayments are made for many years before anyone realizes that a mistake has been made. When a plan finally realizes it has made a mistake, it corrects future payments and recoups the overpaid amounts either by reducing future payments or demanding a lump sum.

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Do You Have a Pension You Don't Know About?

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Late last year, Vicki and Dale Lloyd opted to begin receiving pension benefits after 57-year-old Dale was diagnosed with cancer. After careful consideration the pair decided that a 75 percent distribution was the best option to meet their financial needs.

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Benefits Committee Can be Sued for Benefits Misrepresentation

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A Mars, Inc. retiree can pursue fiduciary breach claims against the Mars Benefit Plans Committee, but not against the company, for misrepresenting the monthly retirement benefit amount to which she was entitled.

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When Benefits Bite Back

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The Supreme Court is set to answer a question with huge implications for workers: Are employers' promises of benefits such as pension payments and health-care insurance worth the paper they are written on?

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Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project helps widow avoid recoupment for overpayment

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Pension plans can often make mistakes when calculating pension benefits. These errors can result in retirees, through no fault of their own, receiving pensions in the wrong amount.

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Pension Hunting

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As an Internal Revenue Service flyer warns, "Mistakes in benefit plans can--and do--happen."

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