May 19, 2017

This Week in Pensions: May 19, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the …

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May 18, 2017

Kansas reaps the whirlwind

Kansas is home to tornadoes and the Land of Oz. It is home to more cows than people. It is also the site of a massive, failed experiment in tax policy. When Kansas passed large tax cuts several years ago, …

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May 16, 2017

What other countries can teach us about retirement planning

The United States is facing a retirement security crisis. As the private sector has moved from defined benefit pensions to defined contribution 401(k)s, the retirement security of working families has been devastated. This switch also doesn’t account for the roughly …

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May 12, 2017

This Week in Pensions: May 12, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the …

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May 11, 2017

Defined benefit pensions help ease the transition into retirement

It’s well-known that defined benefit pensions provide a secure and dignified retirement to librarians, nurses, correctional officers, and other public employees. They do this by providing a regular, reliable source of income in retirement. However, public pensions serve other functions …

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May 8, 2017

Closing a Pension Plan Increases Costs for Taxpayers

Michigan lawmakers are at it again. During last year’s lame duck session, legislators in Michigan attempted to force through a bill to close the pension plan for teachers and public school employees – the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System …

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