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It has been a shared experience, and not a good one. Research by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) shows that while nearly every U.S. state, since 2009, has modified retirement systems, a shift from DB to DC has not produced promised savings, but did create related problems. “Advocates of switching...

It may well be a nasty experience at times, but investing in the stock market is vital to building retirement wealth, writes Rob Carrick for the Globe and Mail. Particularly so if one is young and lacking a company pension. “We all need stocks to build our retirement savings – especially the young adults of the...

A National Day of Action to Protect Pensioners is being organized for Feb. 21 by CARP and partners. “Meetings with Liberal MPs will take place across the country to demand better legislation to protect pensioners who stand to lose millions when their company becomes insolvent or bankrupt, like Sears Canada, Nortel...

A new committee created to improve the solvency of U.S. multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs) is being hailed as a positive development by congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. The committee was formed with the passing of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by President Donald Trump last week, writes...

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It's no secret that a significant number of Canadians are simply unprepared for retirement, lacking adequate income to keep them in their senior years. Research shows that one in three Canadians experience retirement insecurity, with those closest to the retirement years, 55-64 year olds, having only an average of...

UK savers seeking to unlock their pensions will now receive information on how much they can safely remove to still have adequate retirement income for when it is needed, writes David Dawkins for The Express. “Savers who ignore the warning and withdraw large chunks of money will be asked to tick a disclaimer box to...