Retirement Pensions

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    As the euro zone’s biggest economy, and one of its most successful in recent years, Germany has shouldered the burden of helping to bail out more troubled euro zone nations.

  • Sprint-MetroPCS Deal is Off

    KNTV's Scott Budman reports Sprint has walked away from a major deal with MetroPCS; Japanese regulators say AIJ Investment Advisors lost $2 billion dollars in pension assets it managed; shares of Kenneth Cole Productions soared after Kenneth Cole himself offered to buyback shares of the company; Starboard Value doesn't like the way AOL is being run, so it filed to nominate five people to the board; and shares of TiVo slid 3% after it issued a downbeat forecast.

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    Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.

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    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

  • The financial crisis may have triggered yet another ripple – one that has gone somewhat unnoticed by investors.

  • Looming Corporate Pension Shortfalls

    Companies in the S&P will face a 36% pension shortfall this year. John Ehrhardt Milliman, Fastline, explains.

  • The "millenials" are perhaps the first generation to be actively thinking about planning for retirement in their 20s. Not expecting social security or traditional pensions, they're putting all their faith in 401(k)s and say they want help managing them.

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    With the Federal Reserve promising low rates at least through 2014, many retirees and conservative investors are naturally concerned. Here are four ways to plan accordingly.

  • Private Equity & The Future of Pension & Profits

    "We are a big supporter and believer of private equity," says James Leech, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan president/CEO. Leech says private equity has produced good results for pension plans and in the last 20 years his pension plan has produced over 20 percent in yields.

  • Contrary to popular belief, not all American citizens are required to move to Boca Raton when they retire. Sure, the climate is heavenly, the ocean water is alluring and the shoreline could hardly be more inviting. However, it’s not cheap, as the presence of  will attest, and the simple fact is that not all retirees have the means to live someplace like this.With this in mind,  a publication devoted to showing that “you can live better, for less, overseas,” just released its  By weighing such fa

    International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. highlights 10 of them.

  • Shell is to close the FTSE 100’s last remaining final salary pension scheme to new hires in Britain, ending an era in which private sector workers could be confident of a guaranteed income throughout their retirements, the FT reports.

  • The new "new normal" is a "paranormal" market — and this paranormal market could wind up haunting pension funds.

  • From a moderate surplus at the end of 2007, pension plan assets at S&P 500 companies now cover only about 74 per cent of estimated liabilities, calculates Credit Suisse, a deficit of roughly $450bn.

  • While politics on the national scene are a continual show of gridlock, politics, and fingerpointing as the economy struggles, the state of Rhode Island managed to cut its pension liabilities and save taxpayers $4 billion. How did it do it? By putting aside politics and focusing on the math, state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told CNBC Wednesday.

  • It is the governance of public pension plans that needs to be restructured to assure that pension funds are being appropriately invested and protected.

  • Rhode Island Tackles Pension Reform

    Rhode Island is trying to boost its finances and fend off downgrades as it passes a broad reform of its pension system, with Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island general treasurer. The way to solve fiscal problems is to leave politics aside, she says.

  • Retired police and firefighters have agreed to pension cuts in  Central Falls Rhode Island's municipal bankruptcy. It is  the first municipality to shed pension obligations in the bankruptcy process,the New York Times reports.

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    The city's hourly wage for its lowest-paid workers will hit $10.24, more than $2 above the California minimum wage and nearly $3 more than the working wage set by the federal government.

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    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

  • New Retirement: Tracking Pension Funds

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson's "New Retirement" segment shows workers how to track all the retirement funds they have coming to them.