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Retirees face the risk of outliving their money

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Treasury Department proposes a solution: annuities through workplace plans

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Young people more likely to retire in poverty, according to study

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Approximately half of California workers will retire in or near poverty, according to a study published Monday by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education.

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Retirement on the Edge: Women,Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession

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Retirement on the Edge shows Americans are under enormous financial stress and are worried about their retirement years. The survey findings also show resounding support for Social Security and Medicare across lines of gender, age, race/ethnicity, and party affiliation.

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Report: Working Women ‘Markedly Less Confident’ About Retirement than Men

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Working women not only earn less on average than their male counterparts. They also set aside less money for retirement, raising the prospect of financial difficulties later in life, according to a report released June 14.

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South Central Pension Rights Project helps widow claim survivor benefit from Monsanto

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Naomi Francisco’s husband worked as an engineer for Monsanto for 35 years and began receiving his pension in 1985. When her husband passed away, the payments suddenly stopped. Wondering why, Naomi contacted Monsanto’s benefit center and was told that her husband had elected a single-life annuity with no survivor benefit.

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Women face extra obstacles to secure retirement

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It took the collapse of her marriage to jolt Luanne Schmidt into action. After years of taking a hands-off approach toward money, the 50-year-old nurse from Lannon, Wis., only recently took charge of her finances. Her savings and retirement security, she knew, were at stake.

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Oklahoma appreciates its military spouses

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Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. A fitting day to tell you all that current and former military spouses (especially those in Oklahoma) can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Oklahoma House panel kills bill that would prevent nonmilitary ex-spouses from getting retention pay

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A House committee killed a measure Monday that would have prevented extra earnings for military veterans with at least 20 years of service from being declared marital assets in divorce proceedings.

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Legislative Achievements

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Below are five pieces of legislation attributable to the work of the Women's Pension Project.

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Consumer Agenda for Retirement Security

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Below are provisions in the Center's Consumer Agenda for Retirement Security that are intended to increase retirement security for women.

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