October 16, 2017

The State of Retirement Security in the United States

This week is National Retirement Security Week. Every year this week is used by the financial industry to promote retirement savings through their products and services. While we applaud the goal of promoting adequate retirement savings for all Americans, the …

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October 13, 2017

This Week in Pensions: October 13, 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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October 12, 2017

The “Pension Crisis” is a Myth, Part Five

Since the Great Recession in 2008, warnings of an impending pension crisis have been splashed across the business pages of newspapers across the country. Despite these boisterous decrees, America’s public pension funds are stable. We explore the roots behind the …

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October 10, 2017

Maine Could Vote to Improve Pension Funding

Next month Maine will vote on a state question that would amend the state constitution to improve public pension funding. State Question 4 would increase the amortization period for the pension plan to recover investment losses from 10 years to …

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October 5, 2017

Corporate Giveaways Exceed Public Pension Costs

In many states, the amount given away in subsidies and tax breaks to big corporations exceeds the amount needed to fund public pensions each year. That is the conclusion of a new report from Good Jobs First, a nonpartisan economic …

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