May 10, 2016

Early Retirement May Be Unavoidable

The full retirement age for Social Security is gradually moving from 65 to 67. Some politicians want to raise it even higher. Additionally, some people say the solution to America’s retirement security crisis is to work longer. For many workers, …

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May 6, 2016

This Week in Pensions: May 6th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! This is your source for the best news in pensions and retirement security from the previous week. Here are the top stories from the week: Faulty claims underlie legislative call …

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May 5, 2016

Do It Yourself Retirement

Over the past thirty years, pensions have almost disappeared in the private sector. Fortunately, pensions are still fairly common in the public sector, but even there, they are under attack. This decline in the availability of pensions represents a shift …

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May 3, 2016

National Teacher Appreciation Day

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Here at NPPC we appreciate teachers everyday and the valuable contributions they make to our communities. However, today, let’s take a look at how teachers benefit from the security of a defined benefit pension. …

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April 29, 2016

This Week in Pensions: April 29th, 2016

Welcome back to This Week in Pensions! We took a break last week, but we are back with the news you need to know about pensions and retirement security. As always, we’ve gathered the best stories from the previous week …

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April 27, 2016

Why Do Pension Boards Matter?

We’ve written before about where public pensions get their money: the employer and the employee both contribute to the pension fund, that money gets invested, and the investment returns provide the majority of money used to pay retirement benefits to …

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