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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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Chart of the Week: 401(k)s Fueling Economic Inequality

After the Boeing machinists’ historic and close vote recently, the debate around retirement security continues. With the approval of their next contract to build the 777x here in Washington state, backed-in Boeing machinists voted to eliminate their pensions by 2016

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For millions of Americans, income inequality is taking the shine off the so-called ‘golden years’

In our last post outlining Nari Rhee’s new report on the impending retirement crisis, we outlined how we are facing a collective multi-trillion dollar retirement gap between what has been saved and what needs to be saved for a dignified and comfortable retirement.

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The silver tsunami is coming – Family and Medical Leave Insurance can help us prepare

How Washington State can get prepared for the “silver tsunami”.

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Just how insecure is the American retirement situation?

It’s been five years since the 2008 economic collapse. While the focus of economists and politicians is still on the recovery, the next crisis is looming and potentially more devastating. And unfortunately for most Americans, it is approaching fast and

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Straight Facts on Social Security 2013

Straight Facts on Social Security 2013

May 31, 2013

Social Security is far more than a retirement program Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, workers and retired Americans. During recessions, Social Security benefits help stabilize communities everywhere. Social Security provides benefits to 57

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Majority of WA Baby Boomers anxious, unprepared for retirement – but it doesn’t have to be that way

A new report from AARP  shows that the majority of boomers (age 45-64) in Washington state are worried about their future finances in retirement. In the report, over half of respondents reported anxiety when thinking about their future finances, with

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Delaying Retirement: Should Average Life Expectancy Determine Retirement Age?

These days many Americans, whether political or not, are tuned into discussions about social insurance programs. Retirees and younger generations alike are questioning whether Social Security benefits will be ample enough to carry them through their retirement years. Despite solvency

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Americans support universal pensions, oppose Social Security cuts – will our leaders listen?

Given that millions of Americans are facing a very uncertain and risky retirement (53% of working households are at risk of financial insecurity in retirement, up from 30% in 1989), it’s troubling to see national leaders seemingly bent on making

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Why aren’t people saving for retirement? Because they can’t.

A generation ago, just one-third of working Americans weren’t able to save enough for their future retirement. Today more than half of American workers over 30 are on track to be unprepared for retirement, and more reliant on family members

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