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Illinois Is First State With New Savings Plan for Workers

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Illinois will become the first state with a broad-based effort to automatically enroll private-sector employees without retirement plans into a new savings program.

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The Retirement Savings Plan Financial Advisors Don't Want You to Know About

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For the millions of Americans who don't have company-sponsored plans, some states are considering offering retirement accounts for private-sector workers.

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FSI to fight rollout of auto IRAs

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Independent broker-dealer group says automatic retirement savings plans pose competition to financial advisers

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Retirement Plans For All? These States Say 'Yes'

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The federal government has been looking to introduce legislation designed to help workers save for retirement if they aren't covered by an employer-provided pension plan or retirement savings plan. In the meantime, many states are taking up the charge.

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Which states are tackling retirement security, and how?

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With federal legislation intended to increase retirement savings for workers not covered by a plan at their job stuck at the starting gate, the retirement policy vacuum is being filled in various ways across more than a dozen states.

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Offering State-Sponsored IRAs to Private-Sector Workers

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California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s “second mother,” his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own retirement accounts.

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Connecticut Secure Retirement Plan

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On May 7, 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a “budget implementer” bill that includes provisions to lay the groundwork for a new state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers who do not have an employer-provided pension or retirement savings plan.

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Connecticut Takes a Big Step Towards Retirement Security for Its Residents

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WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center applauds the Connecticut General Assembly for passing legislation that lays the groundwork for a new state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers who do not have an employer-provided pension or retirement savings plan.&nbsp

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March: Women's History Month -- and the Winter of Our Retirement Discontent

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I typically associate the month of March with the taming of the winter just about now, when spring flowers begin to sprout, and we look forward to new beginnings. However, the month is also “Women’s History Month” – a time to celebrate women’s accomplishments in this country so that can appreciate and understand where women have made progress – and where we continue to lag, even in 2014.

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Karen Friedman appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show [VIDEO]

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PRC Executive Vice President and Policy Director Karen Friedman was a panelist on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss pensions and the retirement income crisis.

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