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Obama Wants Millions of Americans in His Retirement Plan. So Far He’s Got 20,000

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The starter retirement account is designed for low- and moderate-income Americans without access to workplace retirement savings programs. It has no fees that could gobble up the small amounts invested and holds funds in a new Treasury security created for the program.

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Retirement Plans At Every Employer! Is Your State Next?

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Paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage, commuter benefits. What’s next on the list of items employers are going to have to offer their employees? Retirement benefits.

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How to invest in new state-sponsored retirement plans

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Illinois gets whacked plenty for its troubled public pension plan systems. But now it's getting high praise for being the first state in the USA to offer a novel type of retirement plan, which goes into effect in 2017.

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Offering State-Sponsored IRAs to Private-Sector Workers

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California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s “second mother,” his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own retirement accounts.

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How to Fix the 401(k): Five Suggestions for Giving Workers a More-Secure Retirement

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The 401(k) is in need of a tuneup. Originally designed to supplement pension plans, 401(k)s have become the primary retirement-savings vehicle for many employees.

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Karen Friedman appears on the Michael Finney Show [AUDIO]

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PRC Executive Vice President appeared on the Michael Finney Show to talk about recent legislation that expands pensions and attacks on retirees benefits. Karen's segment begins at approximately 24:40 into the program and lasts 15 minutes.

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EXPLAINED: The nation’s retirement savings crisis, in two charts

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One look at the chart above says all you need to know about the costs of retirement for public workers in San Jose, California’s third-largest city: They are soaring.

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Protecting Detroit's Pensioners Protects American Values

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In one remarkable week in January, we saw the introduction of three proposals to expand retirement savings for the half of the workforce not covered by employer-sponsored plans: President Obama's myRA, Senator Tom Harkin's USA Retirement Funds Act, and Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Susan Collins' Retirement Security Act.

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Detroit: Protecting Pensioners is Key to the City

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In one remarkable week in January, we saw the introduction of three proposals to expand retirement savings for the half of the workforce not covered by employer-sponsored plans: President Obama’s <

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Pension Rights Center Applauds Senator Harkin’s New Retirement Proposal

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WASHINGTON – Today the Pension Rights Center applauded Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, for introducing the USA Retirement Funds

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