June 7, 2016

Puerto Rico and Pensions: the Basics

Puerto Rico and its debt crisis remain in the news as Congress considers legislation to help the island territory restructure and manage its debt. Puerto Rico’s pensioners remain trapped in this crisis as well. Just last week, a new audit …

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June 3, 2016

This Week in Pensions: June 3, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do each week, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the week’s news. This is the news you need to know in the …

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June 2, 2016

Student Loan Debt and Retirement: Part 2

Back in March, we wrote about how high levels of student loan debt are decreasing retirement security for many Americans. A report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College had found that current levels of student loan debt …

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May 27, 2016

This Week in Pensions: May 27th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! Each week we gather the top stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure …

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May 26, 2016

401(k)s are failing most American workers

If you are a long time reader of Defined Benefit, then you know that we are no fan of 401(k)s here. As 401(k)s have increasingly replaced defined benefit pensions, the retirement security of many Americans has eroded. A new report …

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May 24, 2016

Cities Are Sticking With Pensions

As we explained last week, 2016 has been a good year so far for pensions in state legislatures across the country. However, states aren’t the only ones choosing to protect their workers’ retirement security by protecting pensions. Cities are also …

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