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FAQ: The differences between a pension and a 401(k)

Oct 9, 2019
An explanation of how they work and which one is better.
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GE freezes pensions as the benefit becomes endangered in private sector

Oct 8, 2019
General Electric is freezing its pensions for 20,000 non-union workers and will offer pension buyouts for another 100,000 former employees. GE said the move will save $8 billion, part of a plan to shed some of the company’s considerable debt.…
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Should you be worried about big dips in the stock market?

Feb 9, 2018
We gathered experts to answer this and more of your questions about the week's roller-coaster ride.
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Why people are abandoning their 401(k)s

Changing jobs? Remember to move your retirement funds.
Don't leave your 401(k) behind when you move to a new job.
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5 things you need to know about 401(k)s

Oct 27, 2017
The award-winning author of "Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich," tells us what we need to know about the popular retirement savings account.
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Congress looks at capping your annual 401(k) contribution

Oct 24, 2017
What alternatives are out there?
There is a “considerable amount of concern that middle-income Americans are not saving enough for their retirement,” says Joseph Cordes of George Washington University.
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What's your financial plan for retirement?

Why only a third of Americans are saving for retirement.
Are you ready for retirement?
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Individual retirement accounts aren’t attracting enough of the right individuals

May 2, 2017
IRAs were created to give people without employer-sponsored retirement plans a tax-free incentive to save.

Americans just can't leave retirement savings alone

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Feb 13, 2017
For each dollar saved, 40 cents is withdrawn. Social scientists have a solution.
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