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Employee Benefit Research Institute

IRS Pension Update: New Limits for 2015

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

The government's cost-of-living adjustments will allow you to save more for retirement in 2015, but don't wait until then to evaluate your goals to set -- or reset -- your retirement planning going forward.

Do You Really Expect To Keep Working Forever?

Sara Rix | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Many older Americans say they plan to work forever, some because they feel they have no choice -- they haven't saved enough to retire, and they aren't eligible for much in the way of retirement benefits.

Record Number Of People Have No Confidence In Their Ability To Retire Comfortably

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Despite signs the economy is rebounding, Americans' confidence in their ability to retire comfortably is not, according to a survey released Tuesday b...

This Guy Doesn't Get Saved Too Often These Days

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

Got five Benjamin Franklins stored under the mattress? You're doing pretty good then. Nearly half of Americans don't have more than $500 saved up,...

Why More Employees Are Saying No To Company Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

A primary factor driving employees towards being uninsured might not be that they aren't being offered health benefits by their company, but that the ...

This Is Mostly A Fantasy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Money

For most Americans, retirement is more fantasy than reality. Just 14 percent of Americans say they are very confident in their ability to retire co...

Retirements Survey Finds Many Tripping Over Financial Hurdles

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Retirement confidence has taken a beating in recent years. One of the root causes suggested by the survey results is that the difficulty of meeting short-term goals might be so great that people never get around to focusing on long-term goals.

Laura Rowley

What You Should Know About Planning For Retirement | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.13.2012 | Fifty

Americans' confidence in their ability to retire is hovering at the lowest level in two decades, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Employe...

401(k) Account Balances Back To Pre-Recession Levels

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — Americans who were afraid to open their 401(k) statements during the recession are finding good news inside the envelope now:...

Over Half Of American Workers Have Less Than $25,000 Saved For Retirement, Survey Says

CNN Money | Blake Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Most Americans have less than $25,000 saved up for retirement. And surprise!: Retirement confidence is at record lows....

Americans See Their Wealth Increase -- Thanks To Stocks, Not Real Estate

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to a rebounding stock market, Americans' household wealth increased by $2.1 trillion last year, even as high unemployment and a sagging real es...

Why Employee Pensions Aren't Bankrupting States

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From state legislatures to Congress to tea party rallies, a vocal backlash is rising against what are perceived as too-generous retirement benefits fo...