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No monsters in the Social Security closet

Froma Harrop’s Sunday column in the Seattle P-I is a breath of fresh air. The simple fact that Social Security is solvent through 2041 is lost on many who would rather ring false alarm bells to drum up support for

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Washington Voluntary Retirement Accounts

Washington Voluntary Retirement Accounts

March 1, 2008

The proposal for Washington Voluntary Retirement Accounts (WVRAs), HB 1893 and SB 5791, offers an easy mechanism for individuals to save for retirement. WVRAs directly address the importance of a retirement program for about half of all workers who do not have

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Social Security – not just for seniors

While Social Security is best known as a retirement program, it is also irreplaceable life and disability insurance for young families, according to a new report released today by the non-partisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). Among the report’s

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Straight Facts on Social Security

Straight Facts on Social Security

October 1, 2007

Social Security is a great American success story: In 2006 Social Security provided $546 billion in benefits to 49 million people. With lifetime retirement benefits, annual cost of living increases, and family benefits, Social Security has come close to eliminating

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The State of Working Washington 2006

The State of Working Washington 2006

October 1, 2006

Washington state experienced strong job growth in 2005 and 2006, but the benefits of the booming economy have been unequally distributed. Because the job market has been so slack for so long, the typical family income has not kept up

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Small Business Owner and Manager Support for Retirement Security Accounts

Small Business Owner and Manager Support for Retirement Security Accounts

September 1, 2006

During the summer of 2006 EOI conducted a series of 24 interviews with small business owners and  managers in diverse communities in Washington State to better understand their views on  Washington Voluntary Accounts (WVAs). Businesses ranged from a single owner

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Retirement Security Fact Sheet

Retirement Security Fact Sheet

May 1, 2006

Reviews availability and use of retirement security options by Washington workers.

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Social Security Update: A Look at the Trustees Report and a Plan for the Future

Social Security Update: A Look at the Trustees Report and a Plan for the Future

April 1, 2005

Social Security has been a great success for seven decades. The 2005 Trustees’ Report confirms that the program can easily continue to provide economic security to all Americans through the 21st century. Social Security guarantees that all workers and their

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Retirement Security Accounts: Making it easy to save for retirement

Retirement Security Accounts: Making it easy to save for retirement

January 1, 2005

The proposal for Washington Voluntary Accounts (WVAs) offers an easy mechanism for individuals to save for retirement. WVAs directly address the importance of a retirement program for about half of all workers who do not have a retirement savings plan

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