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Retirement Benefits

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.

Is Social Security Still Worth It?

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers...

Psst! Your 401(k) Is Ripping You Off

SmartMoney | Ian Salisbury | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on SmartMoney.com 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

www.reuters.com | 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 ...

Watchdog: Retired Workers At Major Airline Shorted On Pensions

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A watchdog report says the agency that insures pensions for millions of U.S. workers made serious errors in valuing pension plans for Un...

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.

Social Security Benefits Increasing For First Time Since 2009

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — That didn't last long. About 55 million Social Security recipients will get their first increase in benefits next year since 2009 &...

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....

Social Security Disability Program On Brink Of Insolvency

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financia...

California Pension Funds Grow To Highest Level Since Recession

AP | ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's two largest public pension funds posted their highest investment returns since before the recession, with each...

Arthur Delaney

AARP's Social Security Debt Ceiling Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

nytimes.com | 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...