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Spouses deserve an equal voice in retirement decisions

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Preparing for retirement is a bit like competing in a marathon. It’s long and hard, and it requires a steady pace. It also requires information about the course ahead.

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401(k)s are a sham

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Duped by a DIY retirement dream, the elderly now face staggeringly low living standards

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High Anxiety: The Nonprofit Sector's Retirement Problems

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When you ask employees at nonprofit organizations about job satisfaction, more often than not they will give you a positive response; for these mission-oriented workers, purpose is paramount. When asked about their plans for retirement, however, nonprofit employees express insecurity and uncertainty about the future.

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Oregon takes a step toward retirement security for all

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Oregon recently took a step forward in the movement to expand retirement savings for its workers. Oregon’s state legislature passed House Bill 3436, which creates a task force to explore options for helping private-sector workers who lack access to a workplace retirement plan save for retirement.

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Detroit's workers and retirees face big cuts

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While the details of Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing Thursday continue to unfold, one thing is clear: Tens of thousands of current and retired city workers face the risk of significantly smaller pension checks.

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Congress should protect investors, not undermine them

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In 1975, when the U.S. Department of Labor issued a rule defining who is an investment advisor under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Vietnam War had just ended,  Steve Jobs was tinkering around his dad’s garage, and Angelina Jolie was barely in diapers.

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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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Seniors Warned, Think Twice Before Selling Pension

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The practice of retirees selling their pensions for a lump sum has drawn U.S. regulators' attention, with two government watchdogs this month warning consumers about some of the firms that engage in the practice.

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Groups Give Early Praise to DOL ANPRM On Lifetime Income as a ‘Good First Step’

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The Department of Labor’s recently issued advance notice of proposed rulemaking that would require lifetime income illustrations to be included on pension benefit statements is a "good first step" toward furthering retirement income education, retirement industry groups told BNA in a series of interviews.

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Income, Age Key Factors in Retirement Funding Expectations

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Nonretired Americans' expectations about which sources they will rely on to fund their retirement differ significantly by their annual household income.

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