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    Retired law enforcement is the most common profession receiving $100,000-plus pensions, but postal workers, social-security officers and a zoologist also make six-figures.

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    State pension funds are paying record fees to Wall Street money managers, while getting less-than-impressive results in return, says a new study from two Maryland think tanks.

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    Public-sector reductions at the local level have subtracted almost a quarter of a percentage point from annual GDP each of the past four years. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Facing a deadline, white collar General Motors retirees are torn between accepting a lump-sum pension buyout or continue with monthly payments, The New York Times reports. GM hopes to save $26 billion with the buyouts.

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    The nation's coming public-pension crisis is more a matter of under-funding than generous benefits and poor money management, according to a diverse group of panels at the CNBC-Institutional Investor 2012 Delivering Alpha investment conference in New York.

  • Pension Powerhouse on Private Equity Returns

    James Leech, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan president & CEO, discusses returns in private equity and where he is finding investment opportunities.

  • Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    As head of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Leech oversees one of Canada's largest pension funds, but he's also run a number of the country's top corporations.

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    With medical costs rising, more retirees are choosing supplemental insurance to augment what Medicare doesn't cover. Here's how to shop for additional insurance, sometimes called Medigap.

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    Rising costs — and the fear of being left bankrupt by medical bills — are why more retirees are selecting supplemental insurance for what Medicare doesn’t cover. Is Medigap right for you?

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    Retirement experts say that even those hit by the Great Recession can retire comfortably if they are willing to work a few years longer than expected.

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    As Americans live longer, debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are  rising, making the need for long-term care vital. Who should buy long-term care insurance and when?

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    As Americans live longer, long-term care insurance is gaining in popularity as a way to offset costs associated with retirement. Would you buy the insurance, or rather save money on your own?

  • Pension Fight in Rhode Island Irks Unions

    Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island General Treasurer, explains how she convinced state lawmakers to pass the boldest pension reform laws in the past ten years.

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    Shying away from big resort-like senior communities, baby boomers are picking centrally-located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving community centers.

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    More baby boomers are gravitating to centrally located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving main streets, downtown areas and more.

  • Power Player on Defending Private Equity

    "What private equity does is raise money from pension funds -- and it invests that money to buy companies," says Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman, CEO & co-founder, explaining the merits of private equity and why the PE industry hasn't done a better job marketing.

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    For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."

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    Assisting aging parents can be overwhelming and scary. Experts offer suggestions on navigating affordable options beyond nursing homes and assisted living centers. What have you done?

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    Secure, steady and safe. Those three words once associated with the rules of retirement investing no longer hold true, as many retirees have been forced to assume more risk than they would like.

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    The stock market meltdown that accompanied the financial crisis of 2008-2009 took a big bite out of Americans' retirement savings, forcing some to delay their retirement dreams.