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Watch Out for 401(k) Fees

Posted by Jane Smith on October 15, 2021

The Pension Rights Center has long warned consumers to be aware of the fees charged by 401(k) plans. 

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What Women Facing Divorce Must Know About Spousal Retirement Benefits

Posted by David B. Brandolph on October 06, 2021

Divorce can be both emotionally traumatic and financially devastating – especially to older women who are as much as three times as likely as men to be below the poverty line in retirement.  

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Congress considers provisions that would limit when retirement plans can recover overpayments

Posted by Emily Gilbert on August 13, 2021

In my last blog post, I talked about how often we hear from people who cannot locate their retirement plans, and how Congress is taking steps to address this issue.

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Congress gets closer to addressing the issue of lost retirement plans

Posted by Emily Gilbert on July 16, 2021

Here at PRC, we often hear from people who worked for a company that has since moved, been bought, or gone out of business, and they cannot find their retirement plan. The good news is that Congress seems to be getting closer to addressing this issue. In May of 2021, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) re-introduced the Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act (S.1730).

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Retirement Plan Literacy—Answers to Common Questions: Part III

Posted by David B. Brandolph on April 28, 2021

In this, the third part of our April financial literacy month series, we answer one more of the top five questions that the Pension Rights Center commonly gets from people looking for a comfortable retirement.

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Retirement Plan Literacy—Answers to Common Questions: Part II

Posted by David B. Brandolph on April 23, 2021

In this, the second part of our April financial literacy month series, we answer two more of the top five questions that the Pension Rights Center commonly gets from people about their retirement benefits (Part I can be found here).

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Retirement Plan Literacy – Answers to Common Questions

Posted by David B. Brandolph on April 16, 2021

April is financial literacy month.

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Retirees Celebrate Historic Pension Victory

Posted by Karen Friedman on April 08, 2021

With the enactment of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act, retirees across the country are “dancing in the streets” to celebrate the wonderful news that their pensions have been saved. Press the link to join the celebration and show-off your latest dance moves.

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RRF Foundation for Aging releases issue brief on economic security later in life

Posted by Karen Friedman on March 15, 2021

The RRF Foundation for Aging is one of the few private foundations in the United States devoted exclusively to aging issues. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for older people. One of its Priority Areas is increasing economic security in later life.

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Prospects Brighten for Much Needed Pension Rescue Bill as It Heads to House Floor Vote

Posted by David B. Brandolph on February 19, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee significantly boosted the prospect for passage of much needed pension relief that would protect the hard-earned and promised benefits of active and retired truck drivers, nurses and health care workers, plumbers and construction trade workers – people who we now recognize and honor as America’s essential workers in this time of crisis.

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