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If you have a pension, consider yourself lucky.
A pension takes away a lot of retirement income uncertainty, especially if you make the right decisions with regards to this valuable benefit. Should you take a lump sum or monthly payments? And, how much additional income do you need to survive?
Find out how to plan your future with or without a pension.
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You are lucky if you have a pension. You are lucky if your pension gives you different pay out options, but the choice for what to do can be confusing. Pension leveling — also called Social Security leveling — is one payout option that can be confusing. What is Pension Leveling / Social Security…
If you are an employee at a school, church, hospital, or other non-profit, then you are eligible for a “tax-sheltered annuity,” also known as a 403(b) plan. Don’t work for a nonprofit? Learn more about annuities and how to invest in them in a tax-advantaged way. History Of the 403(b) and Tax Sheltered Annuities The…
While pensions are not nearly as common as they once were, they are a very important part of the retirement plans for many of society’s most valued workers: teachers, police officers, fire fighters and more! However, it is surprisingly hard to find a reliable retirement calculator with comprehensive pension inputs. How to Plan Retirement if…
A very common question from pension recipients is: “Our employer gives us a choice of either a pension or a lump sum when we retire. What is the better choice for me?” Choosing the Pension Option How is the Pension Being Funded? Your pension may be an annuity purchased from an insurance company by your…
Most people categorize pensions in the same bucket as eight-track tape players, rotary phones, oversized shoulder pads and cathode-ray tube TVs — out of date. But, pensions just might become the latest retro craze — especially those you can create for yourself! NOTE: If you are lucky enough to have a pension, the NewRetirement Planner…
Episode 40 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Kevin Hanney about the evolution of pensions and the future of employer sponsored retirement & lifetime income solutions. Kevin is the Senior Director of Pension Investments at Raytheon Technologies (formed by the merger of United Technologies and Raytheon) where he helps oversee about $100B retirement…
While pensions are not nearly as common as they once were, they are a very important part of the retirement plans for many of society’s most valued workers: teachers, police officers, fire fighters and more! However, it is surprisingly hard to find a reliable retirement calculator with pension inputs. 5 Retirement Calculators With Pension Controls:…
If you are debating whether or not to take a lump sum pension offer in place of lifetime benefits, it’s important to understand key information in order to make an informed decision. According to a new Government Accountability Office report, many of the informational materials provided by sponsors offering lump sums do not present enough…
Planning for retirement has changed a lot in the last 20 years, and it is safe to assume that it will be nearly unrecognizable in another two decades. When you’re already struggling to keep up with life, how can you expect to keep up with all the changes with retirement plans, let alone understand them?…
Anyone with a multi employer pension is at risk of cut benefits. You’ve probably seen it in the movies. A worker reaches retirement and the company presents him or her with a gold watch and a nice, comfortable pension. That kind of security makes devoting years of your work life to a single company or…
Dr. Ros Altmann of PensionsAndSavings.com is known as a consumer champion and has spent a good part of her career “highlighting financial injustice, helping ordinary members of the public pro bono and explaining complex financial or economic issues for the layperson.” With her vast experience and strong knowledge base, her insight on retirement and investment-related…
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