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Working Longer No Lock for Comfortable Retirement

August 30, 2012
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In the past, most workers figured they'd be able to retire at the age of 65. But following 2008's financial crisis, the idea of working a few more years to recoup lost savings became commonplace.
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Employee Retirement Statements Get a Fee Makeover

August 22, 2012
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Participants in defined contribution plans should receive the first of two fee-disclosure notices by Aug. 30. This notice should include a listing of all the investments available in the plan as well as the options' fees and historical performance.
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The Hot List: 2012 401(k) Plan Administrators

August 17, 2012
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Employers Resolve Retirement Stress With Investment Options Shift

August 14, 2012
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Target date funds and professional investment management services help employers and employees transition from outdated attitudes and methods to fund retirement.
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Women Facing 'Retirement Income Glass Ceiling'

July 31, 2012
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Savings totals are being crimped by lower wages and the time they've spent outside the workforce.
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S&P 500 Companies' Pension Funding Ratio Drops in 2011

July 20, 2012
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Only 18 of the 338 S&P 500 firms with pension plans were fully funded, according to the Standard & Poor's report.
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Financial Advisers Reject NBA Retirement Plan

July 18, 2012
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Some believe the league is tossing up a brick with reliance on annuities, calling it a 'solution of last resort.'
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For Some Workers, the Piggy Bank Is Fat for Retirement

July 16, 2012
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Although financial stress exists for a large number of employees, a recent survey indicates that more people are stashing away enough for life after work.
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Ford Retirees Criticize Lump-Sum Payment Offer Vs. Monthly Pension Checks

June 28, 2012
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The Ford Actions Impacting Retirees Alliance hired a team of lawyers, consultants and accountants to review the proposal Ford made this month, and in a letter to its members, advised against accepting the buyout, the Detroit News reported.
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Savers Credit Plan Is an Underutilized Aid for Employee Retirement Funds

June 27, 2012
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Although the plan is a separate program from company retirement plans, sponsors often aren't telling their workers about it as a way to improve their benefits.
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