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Can you afford to retire?

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Many Americans are facing the reality that they might not be able to retire in their 60s as planned. In 2014, President Obama and Congress passed the 2015 Omnibus spending bill, which includes provisions that allow trustees of certain multiemployment plans to cut retirees pensions - part of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.

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As Pension Recoupment Grows, Advocates For Pensioners Offer Advice to Agencies

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Pension plans have been ratcheting up demands that retirees reimburse them for benefit overpayments, and a lack of government guidance has pushed those efforts even further, advocates for pensioners told Bloomberg BNA.

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How to search for lost pension money

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Dear Savvy Senior: What tips can you offer for tracking down a lost pension from a previous employer?

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Red flags for those mapping out their retirement years

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You think your Social Security benefits aren’t vulnerable? Then you should pay attention to what’s happened with pensions.

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Pension plans, once inviolable promises to employees, are getting cut

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The stock market has soared more than 75 percent in the past five years, yet many pension funds, where many middle-class workers should benefit from the market’s rise, continue to struggle, jeopardizing benefits for the workers who were counting on them in retirement.

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Pension law change alarms retiree groups

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Forty years after Congress took steps to guarantee that retirees get the pensions they were promised, another generation of lawmakers has taken a chisel to those legal protections.

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The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It is Bad for Workers and Retirees

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In their 2014 report on the finances of Social Security, the trustees of the system deleted key information on the replacement rates of Social Security. What’s the harm in that, right?

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The United States, on the verge of a retirement crisis

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"For retirement, the answer is 4-0-1-k," proclaimed Tyler Mathisen, then editor of Money magazine in 1996. "I feel sure that someday, like a financial Little-Engine-That-Could, it will pull me over the million-dollar mountain all by itself." For this sentiment, and others like it, Mathisen was soon rewarded with an on-air position at financial news network CNBC, where he remains to this day.

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Keep an Eye on Finances During a Divorce

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Divorce at any age will send tremors through your finances. But when it comes later in life, it's sure to upend even the best-laid financial 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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