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Organizations Urge Protections for Women in Lifetime Retirement Income Options

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Eight national women’s organizations and the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Department of the Treasury, generally supporting proposed IRS rules aimed at encouraging lifetime income options in retirement plans.

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My Faith-Based Retirement

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My 60th birthday is less than a week and a half away, and if there is one thing I can say with certainty it’s that 60 is not the new 50.

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Divorce: Splitting Up a Rich Military Pension

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Dividing retirement plans in a divorce is never easy. When one spouse is in the military, it gets even harder.

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Financial planning for same-sex couples who seek to wed

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Same-sex marriage, signed into law Thursday in Maryland, will bring significant changes to gay and lesbian couples here. But to their personal finances, maybe not so much.

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Update beneficiaries before divorce

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QUESTION: Will my divorce automatically eliminate my former spouse as the beneficiary of my life insurance and retirement plan?

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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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Can I Take Money Out Of My 401K During My Divorce?

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As a Divorce Financial Strategist™ I am frequently asked, "Can I take money out of my 401K before/during my divorce?"

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Oklahoma House panel kills bill that would prevent nonmilitary ex-spouses from getting retention pay

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A House committee killed a measure Monday that would have prevented extra earnings for military veterans with at least 20 years of service from being declared marital assets in divorce proceedings.

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State Retirement Plans and Divorce

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Each state retirement system has its own rules relating to the division of state employees' pensions in divorce proceedings. Below is basic information on each state retirement system's rules.

Why does this matter?

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Pension Rights After Divorce

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A pension earned during marriage is generally considered to be a joint asset of both husband and wife.

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