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The Anxious Generation

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Stressed-out Americans over 50 wonder if they’re ever going to be able to retire. They worry that the Great Recession will have a lasting impact on their security.

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Retirement Roulette

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Saving for retirement used to be as simple as showing up for work. Now it’s rife with contingencies—and success is all on you.

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NY State Pension Trustee Calls 401(k) Plans 'Woefully Inadequate,' Defends DB

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Defined contribution plans should not replace defined benefit plans, asserts Thomas DiNapoli, the New York state comptroller and sole trustee of the $133.8 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund.

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Don't blame government workers' pensions

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Let's be clear about this: Truly abusive pension practices should be eliminated. But it is wrong to suggest that such abuses are commonplace or spreading. To the contrary, 40 states made significant changes to their pension plans during the past two years in order to reduce benefits and decrease costs.

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PBGC: Deficit Swells, Service Continues As Bankruptcies Rise

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An obscure federal agency tasked with protecting the pensions of employees at bankrupt companies has managed to maintain high-quality services under difficult economic conditions.

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Underfunding is a constant worry as stocks dive, rates dive low

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The roller-coaster stock market and rock-bottom interest rates have buffeted the funding levels of most corporate pension plans in recent months, experts say.

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Thanks but No Thanks on 401(k) Advice

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An increasing number of plans offer outside help, typically for a fee. So far, most participants aren't buying in.

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Retirement crisis closes in on baby boomers

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Like many middle-class American baby boomers, Linda Carmona-Sanchez is anxious about slipping into poverty and says whatever dreams she once had about retirement in her "golden years" have turned into nightmares.

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How You Can Protect Your Pension Benefits

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Reports of the death of the traditional pension, as with concerns about Social Security, have been greatly exaggerated, to borrow Mark Twain's famous phrase.

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Faith in Wall Street puts retirement at risk [video]

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Rachel Maddow reviews the ways Wall Street privatization has eroded the traditional pillars of retirement, leaving Social Security the only remaining reliable source of lasting income for Americans who don’t want to have to work until they die.

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