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Retirement Benefits

A Crucial Inequality Discussion Is Missing From The Election Debates

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. is facing an impending Social Security deficit. It's a problem that presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio want to preempt by raising...

The No. 1 Mistake People Make With Their Retirement Benefits | Posted 07.30.2016 | Business

The world of retirement benefits is complex terrain, peppered with minefields like fine print, tricky terminology, little-known exceptions and seemingly random rules. And what you don't know can (and will) come back to bite you.

Measure Of Deception: California Initiative Would Gut Retirement Benefits for Millions

Capital & Main | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. When Democratic former San Jose mayor Chuck Reed and R...

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

5 Ways To Get Great Retirement Benefits

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty

One of the best ways to improve your retirement finances is to get your employer to chip in via a pension or 401(k). But not all employers are willing...

Resigning From the AARP

Ronald J. Sider | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ronald J. Sider

It is time for seniors who care about justice to send the AARP a message: No way! We reject that selfishness. We are ready to make some sacrifices for our children and grandchildren.

Looming Sequester Cuts Threaten Public and Private Sector Workers

Sean Crowley | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Sean Crowley

Millions of Americans who depend upon government-funded services deserve better than this kind of "sore loser" lack of leadership from our elected representatives. And so do the hundreds of thousands of government employees who deliver these vital services.

Psst! Your 401(k) Is Ripping You Off

SmartMoney | Ian Salisbury | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on America's conversion to the 401(k) plan has certainly created a new world for future retirees, w...

One City's 'Last And Best Chance To Avoid A Bankruptcy'

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business

(Adds comments) By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Stockton, California's city council approved a plan l...

To Maximize Retirement Benefits, Know The Rules | Posted 01.20.2012 | Fifty

(Reuters) - When the oldest baby boomers start turning 66 this year, they'll be eligible to file for full Social Security benefits. But pollsters say ...

The Four-Letter Word That Could Prevent A Nightmarish Split

Emily W. McBurney | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Emily W. McBurney

For spouses who have not been in the work force during the marriage, the stakes could not be higher.

You Can Take It With You: Dead Federal Retirees Paid Millions Annually, Report Finds

Washington Post | By Ed O’Keefe | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

The federal government pays out millions of dollars to dead people each year -- including deceased retired federal workers, according to a new report....

Arthur Delaney

AARP's Social Security Debt Ceiling Fears | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For defenders of the Social Security Act's old-age retirement insurance program, news that the most powerful lobbying force for older Am...

States, Cities Set To Cut Retiree Health Benefits | STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Governors and mayors facing large deficits have set their sights on a relatively new target -- the soaring expense of health benefits for millions of ...

Springfield Rally Missed the Point

R. Eden Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
R. Eden Martin

The array of opinions and arguments about whether to raise taxes is staggering. Why not think about this the way you would your family budget?

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

Weak Economy Forces Elderly To Delay Retirement

Wall Street Journal | Jennifer Levitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the falling real-estate and stock markets erode their savings, many aging Americans are delaying retirement, electing labor over leisure in uncerta...