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10 Ways to Pay...

  |   June 10, 2013

In the article, "10 Ways to Pay for Retirement," U.S. News & World Report lists the most common ways to pay for retirement.

  1. Social Security.
  2. A pension.
  3. Retirement accounts.
  4. Home equity.
  5. Stock market investments.
  6. Savings accounts.
  7. Annuities or insurance plans.
  8. Part-time work.
  9. An inheritance.
  10. Rent and royalties.

Pensions are a big part of how people prepare for retirement, along with working longer, saving more, and — as a last resort — tapping home equity. Read the full article.

Did you catch Director Josh Gotbaum's interview on C-SPAN? In case you missed it, we've got the details.

Josh spoke with Bob Litan, director of research at Bloomberg Government, about PBGC's efforts to safeguard the pensions of millions of Americans. Another trending topic Director Gotbaum spoke about: multiemployer pension plans and PBGC's multiemployer program.

Then, the conversation gained added insights from panelists Earl Pomeroy, Cary Franklin, Norman Stein, and Randy DeFrehn. 

Together, the panelists and Director Gotbaum talked about the need for pension reform.

Check out Director Gotbaum's remarks on C-SPAN.

Weekly Pension News Round-Up

  |   March 15, 2013

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:  

The Journal Gazette publishes, "Retiring securely a rising concern."

HeraldNet runs, "Pensions part of system that actually works right." 

SmartHR Manager blogs about "More Pension Sponsors Considering Lump-sum Payouts." 

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news: 

Crain's Detroit Business writes, "PBGC to take over Metavation pension plans before supplier is sold."

PLANSPONSOR.COM offers PBGC perspectives on multiemployer plan issues in "Gotbaum Offers Suggestions for Multiemployer Plan Crisis."

Weekly Pension News Round-Up

  |   February 15, 2013

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:  

Business Insurance writes, "American-US Airways merger brings together different pension plan histories."

FDL Reporter publishes, "Petri bill aimed at fixing pension inequity."

PR Newswire reports, "Aon Hewitt Survey Reveals More Employers Plan to Offer Lump-Sum Pension Payouts in 2013." 

Weekly Pension News Round-Up

  |   February 8, 2013

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:

Pensions & Investments quotes PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum in "PBGC Multiemployer pension plan reports raise alarms on underfunding."

Business Insurance reports, "PBGC takes over pension plan of auto parts manufacturer Findlay."

"What if your pension runs out of money?" MarketWatch asks.