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Financial Firms Fight to Protect their Right to Profit at Customers' Expense

Barbara Roper | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

Ever since the Department of Labor proposed several years ago to close regulatory loopholes that allow financial firms to offer conflicted retirement advice without having to act in the best interests of the retirement savers who rely on that advice, financial services firms have been nearly apoplectic in their opposition.

March: Women's History Month -- and the Winter of Our Retirement Discontent

Karen Friedman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Karen Friedman

There's an old saying, "A woman's work is never done." We think that women should have a right to see that their work is done -- and they should have sufficient income to enjoy the fruits of their labors and to retire in dignity.

Protecting Detroit's Pensioners Protects American Values

Karen Friedman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Detroit
Karen Friedman

Pension promises are different. They are legally binding commitments to pay hard-earned retirement income. They are something that we all have to protect.

Jewish Groups Use Exemptions For Churches To Skirt Rules, Put Pension Plans At Risk

Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

By Nathan Guttman The Jewish Daily Forward WASHINGTON -- Seeking to cut pension costs, Jewish social service groups are using an obscure tax looph...

Market Instability Raises Concerns About Church Pensions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) Religious denominations have long provided retired clergy and staff with secure pension payments ...