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Dreams of Comfortable Retirement Ebb Among Americans: EBRI

March 13, 2012
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Thirty percent of those surveyed have virtually no savings or investments, and 60 percent reported less than $25,000 in savings, excluding the value of their home or any defined benefit plans.
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Fortune 1000 Firms' Pension Plan Funding Falls to 78% in 2011

March 6, 2012
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The aggregate funding level of 422 pension plans offered by Fortune 1000 companies fell to 78 percent in 2011, down from 84 percent in 2010 and 81 percent in 2009, according to Towers Watson & Co. analysis.
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Study: Younger Workers Worried About Retirement

February 28, 2012
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While older workers tend to be more concerned about retirement than their younger colleagues, the survey found that the most dramatic shift in attitudes toward retirement security has been among the under-40 set.
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Personal Finance: Cure the Worry Bug With a Dose of Education

February 21, 2012
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Financial stress and uncertainty are serious workplace issues, a study by MetLife Inc. shows. Seventy-eight percent of employers said concerns over financial problems could have a negative effect on productivity. The study also found that effective financial education lowers stress, reduces absenteeism and increases productivity among the workforce.
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Biggest Expense for Americans Over 50? Not Health Care

February 15, 2012
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Out-of-pocket costs on drugs and medical insurance are the second most costly item for older folks.
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Getting Minorities to Buy In on Retirement

February 13, 2012
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Experts agree that automatically enrolling all participants and annually increasing the pretax employee salary contribution is crucial for getting minorities to participate in retirement plans.
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The Last Word: Backyard Retirement Plan

February 11, 2012
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'I would like to believe, three years past the depths of the worst economic time since the Great Depression, there are lessons learned.'
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Wisconsin's Tough Choice

February 11, 2012
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Facing a $3.6 billion deficit for the state's 2011-13 budget, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he knew he had to do something and didn't really like the choices. The budget shortfall was the largest the state had ever seen, and Walker says he didn't want to raise taxes, fire anybody or cut services.
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