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Accounting mistakes can squeeze pension benefits

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An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette details the problem of recoupment -- when a pension plan demand repayment of money that it overpaid to a retiree -- and highlights the work of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project.

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Little-known government benefit protects retirees [VIDEO]

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The Western States Pension Assistance Project is profiled in this television news story. The Project is one of seven regional pension counseling projects that provide free legal assistance to anyone with a question about their traditional pension, 401(k), or other employer-sponsored retirement plan.

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Pension Fund Demands Overpayments Back, With Interest

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In growing numbers, retirees are getting hit with shocking news: Through no fault of their own, pension fund mistakes resulted in overpayments they must pay back with interest. [VIDEO]

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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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Young workers’ retirement hopes grow bleaker amid economic downturn

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The economic downturn is pressing more employers to reduce pension benefits and significantly delaying when people launch their careers, darkening the already bleak picture that young workers face in saving for retirement.

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Should the 401(k) Be Reformed or Replaced?

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John Greene worked for 30 years at an Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wis., deboning hams and loading boxes of hot dogs. His plan grew to $60,000, and soon after retiring he began withdrawing $3,600 a year from it, money that allowed him and his wife to take what he called a wondrous two-week trip to Scotland, his ancestral homeland.

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The Tightwire Act of Living Only on Social Security

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Living on an inflexible budget, one that teeters on the brink of poverty, is not what most people equate with retirement. But that is pretty much what anyone who lives solely on Social Security can expect.

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How to find a lost pension

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When Frank Marroquin retired last year, he expected to live on his monthly $1,660 Social Security check, but then he remembered he was eligible for a pension from a former employer.

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