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  • In the NewsOctober 28, 2017

    Limit on 401(k) Savings? It’s About Paying for Tax Cuts

    When the benefits adviser Ted Benna first thought up a new type of employee savings plan in 1980, the client he created it for rejected the idea as too risky. After all, no one had previously used the unremarkable section of the tax code called 401(k) to defer paying taxes on money that rank-and-file workers […]

  • In the NewsAugust 14, 2017

    Why SC Teacher Pensions Matter to All of Us

    According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, state and local pension-fund benefits in South Carolina support a total of $3.8 billion in economic output in the state and $2.1 billion in value added in the state. Each $1 in taxpayer contributions to South Carolina’s state and local pension plans supports $4.65 in total output in […]

  • In the NewsAugust 14, 2017

    Why Eliminating Medicaid Would Hurt Us All

    Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been suspended for the time being, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But Obamacare is far from safe, and the same is true for one of the key programs – Medicaid – that the law used to expand health care coverage for millions of Americans While many […]

  • In the NewsAugust 11, 2017

    How the GOP is Quietly Sabotaging Retirement for Millions

    How the GOP is quietly sabotaging retirement for millions  3:05 PM ET Fri, 11 Aug 2017 | 01:09 The nation is divided like never before. But there is at least one area where Americans agree. Across party lines, Americans are deeply worried about their economic security in retirement. Some 88 percent of Republicans and 92 percent […]

  • In the NewsAugust 5, 2017

    Hire Women Your Mom’s Age

    There’s something haywire about how women are expected to crunch our most celebrated achievements into a timetable that frequently lasts fewer than 20 years. Find a partner. Raise some chicks. Zoom to the top of your field. Check each box by 50. We may mistake this Acela for our life until it whooshes past, stranding […]

  • In the NewsAugust 1, 2017

    Legal or Not, States Forge Ahead With 401(k)-for-Everyone Plans

    This July, Oregon became the first to offer a retirement plan to full- and part-time private-sector workers who don’t have access to one through their employer. Eight other states — California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont and Washington — are implementing similar plans that should reach full rollout within the next five years. […]

  • In the NewsJuly 24, 2017

    Pennsylvania’s Hybrid Plan Seen as Falling Short

    After many fits and false starts to pension reform, Pennsylvania’s governor has a signed a measure that establishes a hybrid defined benefit/defined contribution plan for new state employees. Although some industry observers believe the new law is a step in the right direction, several others said the switch to a hybrid DB/DC plan does little […]

  • In the NewsJuly 22, 2017

    6 Biggest Headwinds Facing Women on the Road to Retirement (and What to Do About Them Before You Retire)

    Women face a lot of unique hurdles when it comes to planning for their retirement, and understanding and managing them accordingly can make all the difference between a comfortable retirement and barely scraping by. In this episode of Motley Fool Answers Opens a New Window., hosts Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp go over the six biggest headwinds […]