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Spouse’s Consent Is Required to Change Retirement Account Beneficiary

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Why does a married person who has certain kinds of accounts have to get his or her spouse’s permission to change the beneficiary of those accounts?

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Benbrook widow sues Fort Worth fund for husband's pension benefits

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When So Son Harabedoff's husband died last year, she thought she would receive his pension from the Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund.

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Social Security Advice That Harms Wives

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Most financial advisers give troubling advice to married couples about when to claim their Social Security benefits, advice that can substantially reduce their wife’s income during retirement.

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Women Seen Living Retirement in Poverty at Higher Rates Than Men

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Women age 65 and older live in poverty at higher rates than men even as more of them participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office study.

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Pension error hits Fresno widow with $48,000 debt

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Sally Baker answered her phone in late May and got hit with a double whammy from the city of Fresno pension system. We've been paying you too much on your survivor's pension, Baker was told. Kiss about $530 from your monthly check goodbye. And, the billion-dollar pension system added, we want all those overpayments returned. You got $48,000 to send our way?

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Pension or buyout? GM retirees make the tough call

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Is it better for existing retirees to convert their pension to an annuity or to take a lump sum payout?

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Decision time nears for GM, Ford retirees on lump sum offer

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Put a pile of money on the table before thousands of retirees from two major carmakers. Will they grab it? Or do they skip it and stick with their regular monthly check?

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Lump-sum pension offer a tough call for General Motors, Ford retirees

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Chuck White, 68, regularly tells friends who are Ford salaried retirees that they shouldn't get an ulcer worrying about whether to take a new lump-sum pension offer.

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GM's pension move is a lemon

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Last week, General Motors announced that it will offer 42,000 of its salaried retirees the opportunity to take their lifetime monthly pension benefits as a one-time lump-sum payment.

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As Dewey Collapses, Partners and Retirees Face Big Financial Losses

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For the law partners at Dewey & LeBoeuf, losing their jobs may be the least of their worries. They are likely to lose the money they were required to invest in the firm. They could lose their pensions.

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