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Could these policy fixes help you save for retirement?

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Despite the challenges many Americans face in setting aside enough money to finance their golden years, experts say the retirement system is not a lost cause. But a few improvements—many already in the works—could make a big difference for savers.

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Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

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Washington – Five years after it was first announced, the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion.

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5 Things to Know About Pension Advances

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If you need money in a pinch you may be tempted to take an advance on your pension. However, if you’re not careful, you could get lured into a scam and lose the money you’ve worked so hard for.

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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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PBGC report highlights importance of pension counseling

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We at the Pension Rights Center have long recognized the important role that U.S. Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Program (PCIP) plays in protecting the legal rights of retirees and their families.

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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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Tell Congress to just say “no” to pension cuts!

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We need your immediate help to stop Congress from cutting retirees’ hard-earned pension benefits. With only days left in the lame-duck session, Congress is considering provisions that would allow pension plan trustees to cut the hard-earned pension benefits of retirees – as a purported solution to shoring up certain financially-troubled multiemployer plans.

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Facts About Multiemployer Pension Plan Funding

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This fact sheet explains funding issues in multiemployer pension plans and links to our on-line calculators, which you can use to gauge the impact that possible benefit cuts or the guarantee limits

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Think you’re better off with a lump sum over a monthly pension? Think again.

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NCR Corp. Lockheed Martin and packaging firm RockTenn are among the growing number of employers who in recent years have hit tens of thousands of their workers and retirees with an enticing offer: to accept lump sum payouts, often well into six figures, in lieu of monthly pension payments.

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Unemployed today, no retirement savings tomorrow

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Last week, I accompanied Karen Friedman to Witness Wednesday, where she spoke about the fact that too many people who have lost their jobs and whose unemployment benefits have expired have had to dip into their 401(k) savings to pay for basic needs.

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