Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

Working longer

A New Chapter of Pension Plan Woes

News Item

Pensions used to be a reliable stream of retirement income, but these twists and turns could put a pension benefit in jeopardy.

More...

The 401(k): Americans ‘just not prepared’ to manage their own retirement funds

News Item

When lawmakers added a subsection to the tax code called the 401(k) more than three decades ago, they could not have imagined that this string of three numbers and a letter would become a fixture in the financial lexicon.

More...

Don't ignore retirement insecurity

News Item

When American Airlines went into bankruptcy in November, our phones started ringing. I'm with the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. We insure private pensions, and American told its 130,000 employees that they would lose theirs. They called us to ask what would happen: What would they get when they retire?

More...

Should state government offer a retirement plan for private citizens?

News Item

State government should offer a retirement plan to the increasing number of people whose companies don't provide a pension or a 401(k) savings program, labor groups and other advocates this week told a legislative panel.

More...

After the Storm, the Little Nest Eggs That Couldn’t

News Item

In many ways, things are looking up for America’s economy. After several years of roller-coaster-ish volatility, the Dow Jones industrial average has climbed to its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis. Economic growth, though not robust, has been gathering steam, and the unemployment rate has been inching downward, although fitfully.

More...

White-collar GM workers to see pensions pinched

News Item

Thousands of salaried employees in their 40s and 50s at General Motors are looking at quite a pension pinch.

More...

American Airlines pension default Q&A

News Item

American Airlines is heading toward the largest default of a defined-benefit pension plan in U.S. history.

More...

Cracking Open Today's Retirement Strategies

News Item

The days when workers could count on a comfortable retirement after a lifetime of company devotion are a distant memory for most. Public pension funds across the country teeter on the edge of collapse, and the traditional company pensions that sustained previous generations through their golden years are fading into the sunset.

More...

Retiree benefit cuts a given; which ones?

News Item

Retiree benefits aren't as secure as they used to be, as auto and airline workers and others have learned in recent years.

More...

Retirement pros have questions for candidates

News Item

I asked top retirement and aging policy experts this question: "If you could pose one question in a presidential debate to the Republican and Democratic nominees, what would it be?"

More...
print Syndicate content