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Learn How to Invest Wisely for (and in) Retirement

The Pension Rights Center’s legal program responds to hundreds of inquiries from individuals who need an attorney’s help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit.  In fact, in 2018 we received almost two thousand help requests from individuals online or over the phone.  And our public education materials provide helpful information to many more individuals who More...

Recognizing the Pension Counseling Attorneys on Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Today – the second Tuesday in April – is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day.  The holiday was invented in 2008 by a non-lawyer who recognized that lawyers often get a bad rap and that a lot of lawyers deserve to be recognized for all of the good that they do. More...

PBGC Advocate’s Report Highlights Issues Important to Retirees

Recently we posted a five-part “Know Your Agencies” blog series covering government agencies that play a role in regulating retirement plans. More...

Know Your Agencies #5: What Parts of the Government Regulate Retirement, and How they Can Help

Post 5 of 5: agencies that help with retirement benefits in other ways More...

Know Your Agencies #4: What Parts of the Government Regulate Retirement, and How they Can Help

Post 4 of 5: agencies regulating retirement benefits for government employees More...

Know Your Agencies #3: What Parts of the Government Regulate Retirement, and How they Can Help

Post 3 of 5: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) More...

Know Your Agencies #2: What parts of the government regulate retirement, and how they can help

Post 2 of 5: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) More...

Know Your Agencies #1: What parts of the government regulate retirement, and how they can help

Post 1 of 5: Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) More...

Interconnected Disconnections: When Former Employees and their Retirement Plans Can’t Find Each Other

When I was in high school I was very lucky to be able to go on a school trip to France with a bunch of other American students. One day we were touring a market in in the South of France and, eager to practice what I had learned in French class, I stopped at a stall and began striking up conversation with a very patient local vendor. More...

Dividing retirement benefits at divorce shouldn't be this hard

For many people going through a divorce, obtaining a fair share of a former spouse’s retirement benefit is essential to ensuring financial security in old age. This is especially true for individuals who worked in the home while they were married, caring for children or sick or elderly relatives. More...

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