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Multiemployer, 4062(e) Changes Enacted, And Now It's Time to See How It Shakes Out

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Congressional negotiations over a budget bill late last year introduced a landmark change to ERISA on the law's 40th anniversary: To preserve their multiemployer defined benefit plans, trustees and participants can now voluntarily decide whether to reduce benefits instead of waiting for plan insolvency.

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Decision on pension payout will last a lifetime

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Take the money or wait? That’s the $90,402 question The New York Times Co. has put to me as it offers to buy out my right to the lifelong monthly pension I earned when the parent of the Times newspaper also owned the Globe.

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Taking Charge: You can get help unraveling your pension benefits

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The New England Pension Assistance Project is featured in this column, in which a reader asks for advice on getting information on his or her retirement plans.

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Your retirement planning checklist

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Many who are planning their retirement need someplace to start — a list to begin their thinking. The information in this article is just such a list and includes links to relevant content to help in this planning.

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"I am not Margaret Mead" [VIDEO]

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Karen Friedman appears in this video about women and retirement that the Service Employees International Union created for Women's History Month.

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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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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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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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Weak jobs rate in Michigan may be 'the new normal'

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Labor Day means more than a chance to relax and eat hot dogs. It's also a time to reflect on the challenges facing the American worker. (NOTE: this article also appeared in USA Today.)

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Why GM retirees should say 'no' to lump-sum payoff option

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Today's Detroit Free Press includes an op-ed from the Pension Rights Center about GM's lump-sum offer to salaried retirees.

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