July 13, 2016

You Can Take It With You: Pensions and Portability

A new report out this week from the National Institute on Retirement Security offers some new insights about the portability of defined benefit pensions. According to the report, pensions have a fairly high degree of portability. One common criticism of …

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July 11, 2016

The Great Recession and Public Pensions

The 2008 financial crisis- dubbed “The Great Recession” by many- had devastating consequences throughout the American economy. Public pension plans were among the hardest hit by the Wall Street greed that led to the crisis. Many public pensions suffered steep …

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July 8, 2016

This Week in Pensions: July 8th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! After taking a week off, we are back with the latest news in the fight for a secure retirement. As we always do, we have gathered the top stories about …

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July 6, 2016

Retirement is Hard if You’re Poor

We’ve written before about how 401(k)s favor the wealthy, but also how pensions can help low-income workers prepare to retire. In general, low-income workers struggle to save for retirement and that is reflected in the large disparity in retirement savings …

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June 30, 2016

How Are Pension Benefits Calculated?

Defined benefit pensions are the most secure and reliable way to provide retirement security for working families. The key feature of pensions is that they pay a guaranteed monthly benefit for life. This provides retirees with unparalleled retirement security and …

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June 28, 2016

State Pension Update 2016: Louisiana end of session

Last week, the Louisiana legislature concluded its second special session of the year. Sandwiched in between those special sessions was its brief regular session. Despite the ongoing budget challenges there, this was a successful year in the fight to protect …

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