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Has Your Retirement Been Stolen?

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If you’re looking for a scary story to read this Halloween, try Retirement Heist.

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Bring back good old pension plans

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A study that compared defined benefit retirement plans -- old-fashioned pensions -- with defined contribution plans -- 401(k)s and 403(b)s -- in the public sector, concluded that not only do most participants prefer defined benefit plans, but also, they are more efficient and may in the end cost taxpayers less.

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Public Sector Overwhelmingly Favors Pension-Style Retirement: NIRS

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DB plans are more cost effective than DC plans

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Decisions, Decisions: Retirement Plan Choices for Public Employees and Employers

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A new study of the retirement plan choice in the public sector finds that defined benefit (DB) pensions are strongly preferred over 401(k)-type defined contribution (DC) individual accounts.

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Is Your Pension at Risk?

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How's your pension these days? Are you worried about its health? If so, you're not the only one.

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Take it public: group offers novel retirement route

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A flood of U.S. retirement is threatening to burst its dam and drown aging Americans with rising living costs, but one group is proposing a novel way to protect private-sector workers: invest in public pension 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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Public plans tout 20%-plus returns for fiscal 2011

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The 20%-plus investment returns for fiscal 2011 keep rolling in for public pension plans.

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Retirement...What's that?

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Yesterday I attended a hearing held by the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Called Stories from the Kitchen Table: How Middle Class Families are Struggling to Make Ends Meet, the hearing focused on the all-too-familiar challenges that many of America's middle class families are facing due to the economic downturn. 

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