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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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Why Women Need Higher Social Security Benefits

Why Women Need Higher Social Security Benefits

January 17, 2014

Social Security is the largest source of income for senior women 29.3% of US households (27.3% in Washington) receive Social Security income 14% of single mothers receive Social Security  income Women tend to out-live men. Life expectancy for a 65

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