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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December 11, 2015

Pensions as Economic Stimulus

Earlier this week, I wrote about the economic efficiency of pensions in providing retirement income to individual workers. Defined benefit pensions have many advantages that make them more cost efficient than 401(k)s. Beyond the advantages for the individual saving for …

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December 9, 2015

The Economic Efficiency of Pensions

Late last year, the National Institute on Retirement Security re-released a report on the economic efficiency of defined benefit pensions. This updated report, titled “Still a Better Bang for the Buck”, finds that pensions remain a more efficient and reliable …

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