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Opinion: Want a pension in retirement? Here’s how to create one

Remember the good old days, when workers retired with a gold watch and a pension? They’re long gone, of course.

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Butch Lewis Act approved in the House Education & Labor Committee

On Tuesday, Karen Friedman, Katie Jonckheer (our new summer intern), and I were on Capitol Hill for a markup in the Education & Labor Committe More...

America’s retirement accounts are growing, but not fast enough

America’s retirement accounts are growing, but not fast enough.

Vanguard has released its annual How America Saves 2019 report. It’s a snapshot of the state of retirement in America that focuses on defined benefit accounts, which are mostly in the form of 401(k)s.

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New tactics being deployed in challenging church plans

Participants in pension plans exempt from federal regulation due to their church plan status are forging ahead with legal and legislative challenges and some new tactics, despite a 2017 Supreme Court decision that did not go their way.

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Learn How to Invest Wisely for (and in) Retirement

The Pension Rights Center’s legal program responds to hundreds of inquiries from individuals who need an attorney’s help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit.  In fact, in 2018 we received almost two thousand help requests from individuals online or over the phone.  And our public education materials provide helpful information to many more individuals who More...

Baseball’s pension rules changed after legally blind pitcher in Orlando last played in 1971. Now he needs help

As a baseball game filled the television screen below it, a portrait of Bill Denehy in better days hung on the wall.

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Sanders promises to block cuts to pension benefits if elected

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) vowed on Wednesday to place a moratorium on cuts to pension benefits overseen by the federal government if he is elected president in 2020.

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New Jersey hospital pensioners sue Newark Archdiocese

Former employees of Saint James Hospital filed a lawsuit on May 7 in the Superior Court of Essex County New Jersey alleging that the Archdiocese of Newark has wrongly denied them at least $2.7 million in lifetime pension benefits.

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Campaigns should make pensions a priority

If candidates are smart, saving pensions should be part of their every conversation with voters. Specifically, there should be a dialogue in both parties about how to solve the multiemployer crisis. Time is running out on many of these severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans and policymakers can’t dilly dally any longer. More...

Retirees, Weigh a Pension Lump Sum Offer Carefully

If your pension plan offers you a lump-sum payout, should you take the money and run?

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