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States Tackle America’s Retirement-Savings Shortfall

Ed. Note: Legislation creating Washington’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace was developed and supported via collaboration between the Economic Opportunity Institute, AARP Washington, Small Business Majority, and state legislators. A growing number of state legislatures are trying to solve the nation’s retirement

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Washington’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace will help thousands save

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed bipartisan legislation into law today that will make it easier for thousands of private-sector, small business workers to access retirement savings programs through their employer and have the opportunity to build a financially secure future.

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START offers hope in fight for retirement security

In the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers looked at how to help workers save and plan for retirement when they don’t have savings plans provided at work. Senator Mark Mullet (Issaquah) and Representative Larry Springer (Kirkland) proposed a new program called

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New bill would encourage early saving for retirement

Getting people to save for their future automatically is the goal of legislation that gets a Senate committee hearing today in Olympia. Called “Save Toward a Retirement Today” or “STaRT,” the bill creates a basic, voluntary retirement savings plan that

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401k fees eat money like moths in a sweater drawer – but not for much longer

New fee disclosure requirements for 401k plans are just around the corner – that’s good news for everyone who wants to save You can’t see them easily, but chances are they’re eating away at the money you’ve been putting away

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Ingird McDonald: How paid sick leave improves care for aging parents

Ingird McDonald: How paid sick leave improves care for aging parents

January 30, 2012

Testimony from Ingrid McDonald, AARP Advocacy Director In Support of Paid Sick Leave (SB 6229 / HB 2508) AARP supports SB 6229 / HB 2508 to establish paid sick leave because we think it is sound public policy and because

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