US News and World Report, December 23, 2008  — Simply finding a job in 2009 will be challenging for many.  “But if you can, seek an employer offering a traditional pension,” advises Beth Almeida, executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security.

Almeida adds, “Pensions offer what Americans are looking for:  the security and peace of mind of a regular monthly check that last as long as you do with payments continuing to your spouse even after you are gone.  It’s a much better solution than on you own retirement that is subject to the wild volatility of the financial markets and can run out.”

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