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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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Pension Rights Center Calls myRAs “A First Step” Leading to Comprehensive Solutions to the Retirement Crisis

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WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center lauded the Obama administration today for recognizing the severity of the retirement income crisis by proposing a new Treasury bond to promote savings, particularly for low- and moderate-wage earners.

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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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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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Pensions Are Top Income Source for Wealthier U.S. Retirees

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U.S. retirees with $50,000 or more in annual income are twice as likely as retirees below that threshold to say a work-sponsored pension plan is a major source of retirement funds. Instead, these lower-income retirees overwhelmingly cite Social Security as a major source of their retirement income.

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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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Another look at living independently in retirement

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Living independently is a goal for many who are approaching or thinking about retirement. While most people don't expect to move to a gated retirement community with a golf-course, they do hope to have adequate financial resources to live modestly and with dignity. How much will they need?

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A crucial step toward retirement security for the working class

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The state has launched a plan to enable low-wage earners to put aside 3% of their pay for retirement. But it's going to take more than two years to get it going.

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Fiscal trouble ahead for most future retirees

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For the first time since the New Deal, a majority of Americans are headed toward a retirement in which they will be financially worse off than their parents, jeopardizing a long era of improved living standards for the nation’s elderly, according to a growing consensus of new research.

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