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

by Samantha Fields Oct 9, 2019
An explanation of how they work and which one is better.
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Have you had your pension frozen or cut?

by Samantha Fields Oct 7, 2019
Fewer people these days have pensions, and those who do live with the risk that their employer might run out of money.
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How retirees cope when their savings are at the mercy of the markets

by Janet Nguyen Aug 26, 2019
Market volatility and the possibility of a recession have affected some retirees' financial decisions.
Many retirees have savings tied up in the stock market.
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How has the stock market affected your retirement?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 15, 2019
Volatile markets can cause your retirement fund to drop.
An inverted yield curve contributed to tumbling markets this week.
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Retired California chef builds community by volunteering

by Farida Jhabvala Romero Jul 29, 2019
Communities benefit greatly from experience that retirees offer.
Emam Saber, 77, trims skin off chicken pieces he’ll bake at his San Francisco home. Saber, now retired, used to work as a chef at San Francisco hotels, including the St. Francis and Fairmont.
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Why banks are doubling down on wealth management services

by Justin Ho Jul 23, 2019
For big banks, loans and stock trading are becoming less reliable sources of income.
A flag flies outside the Bank of America Corporate Center in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The millions in China who can't afford to retire

by Jennifer Pak Jun 19, 2019
A new pension system doesn't provide as much security.
An elderly man picking trash along Shanghai's streets for $12 a day.
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How 65 came to be defined as a turning point into old age

by Erika Beras Jun 19, 2019
The origin story of 65 can be traced back to the 30s, when President Roosevelt sought to make retirement available to everyone.
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A four-day workweek, good benefits, and a sense of pride: what American workers want from employers

by Marketplace Staff Jun 3, 2019
Our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll surveyed American workers to find out what they value in the workplace and some of the challenges that they’re facing.
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How are you managing your retirement fund?

by Erika Beras May 10, 2019
Tell us what you're doing with your retirement savings.
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