December 29, 2015

What a Pension Means to Me

Today’s post comes to us from Grant Wood, the coordinator of the Arizona Retirement Security Coalition. It was originally published in the Arizona Capitol Times: At 23 years old, only 18 months out of college, and with a hefty pile …

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December 23, 2015

NPPC’s Naughty and Nice List

‘Tis the holiday season. While most folks now have visions of sugar plums dancing through their heads, we at the National Public Pension Coalition are still focused on protecting a secure retirement for teachers, firefighters, nurses, and other public employees. …

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December 21, 2015

2015: the Year in Pensions

NPPC’s Executive Director Bailey Childers takes a look back at the year in pensions on the Huffington Post. We wanted to be sure you saw it too: For years firefighters, nurses, teachers, social workers, roads crews and others across the …

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December 18, 2015

Pensions Are Still Better Than 401(k)’s

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you know that defined benefit pensions are superior to defined contribution 401(k)’s. Defined benefit plans pool risk collectively, optimize investment decisions, and are professionally managed with low fees. Pensions also …

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December 16, 2015

The Number of Americans without Retirement Savings

We all know America is facing a retirement crisis. We’ve talked about it on this blog and Americans express their worries in opinion polls. Experts tell us that Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Now it’s time to take …

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December 14, 2015

Spotlight on: Guam

When you think about public pensions, do you think about Guam? If the answer is no… well, I’m assuming everyone’s answer was no, so you’re not alone. The U.S. Territory of Guam does have something valuable to say about public …

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