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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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A Paycheck's Impact on Retirement Income Benefits

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Returning to work can affect Social Security benefits and pension payments, but may also let you turbocharge your nest egg.

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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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South Central Pension Rights Project verifies client’s earnings record to retrieve pension

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When companies go out of business or change hands, their pension plans can be affected. Sometimes, a company will terminate its pension plan and purchase annuities from an insurance company for people who are entitled to receive benefits.

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Adjustable pension plan design begins to gain converts

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A new pension plan design that allows employers to drastically reduce their risk while still providing lifetime income to participants is gaining support as an alternative to moving employees into a defined contribution plans.

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Marriage equality and retirement equality

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Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the first of two cases that may change the retirement landscape for millions of Americans: Hollingsworth v. Perry (the second case, U.S. v Windsor, will be heard on Wednesday). What do these cases, both dealing with same-sex marriage, have to do with retirement security, you wonder?

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How to Find Your Lost Pension Money

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It’s not unusual for a worker to lose track of a pension benefit. Perhaps you left an employer long ago and forgot that you left behind a pension. Or maybe you worked for a company that changed owners or went belly up many years ago, and you figured the pension went with it…but you might have been wrong.

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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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