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Ellen Schultz: "Retirement Heist"

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Pensions were once considered a cornerstone of retirement, and in many cases, untouchable. But over the past two decades, companies large and small have cut employee pensions and slashed retiree health benefits -- all the while turning huge profits on those plans.

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“Retirement Heist” book asks: Who stole America’s pensions?

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Can we afford retirement in this country? Not if you believe politicians who claim entitlement spending is out of control and that the economy is being dragged down by our aging population.  I don't buy it.

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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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New England Pension Assistance Project locates pension for widow

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When Katherine* suddenly became a widow at the age of 52, she contacted her husband’s past employers to inform them of his death.  Among her husband's employers was the public utility of a municipality where he had worked for nearly 10 years.  Katherine knew that her husband had earned a pension while he was employed by the municipality’s public utility so she reported his death to th

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