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  • This Week in Pensions: April 19, 2024
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. You need to know this news in the fight for a secure retirement. NPPC News…

  • Is Retirement Security Attainable for Americans?

    Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement.  It’s not a fact that’s comfortable to face, but the truth is evident. As we continue to observe National Retirement Security Month, today we’ll explore the stark reality of retirement insecurity for countless hard-working…

  • UPDATE: ProPublica Reveals How the Wealthy Use Roth IRAs to Avoid Paying Taxes

    In July, we wrote about ProPublica’s series exposing that the ultra-rich are using Roth IRAs as a tax-free piggy bank. In the original reporting and blog post below, you’ll see that wealthy businessman Peter Thiel has a Roth IRA with…

  • ATTACKS ON PENSIONS PROMOTE RETIREMENT INEQUALITY

    This post was originally written by Tyler Bond in 2018. Defined benefit pensions are the most secure form of retirement savings. This has been true for decades and is why cities and states have offered pensions to their public employees…

  • This Week in Pensions: August 27, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this month’s last edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories…

  • ProPublica Reveals How the Wealthy Use Roth IRAs to Avoid Paying Taxes
    Tax Day and public pensions

    The dream of a secure retirement is out of reach for most Americans. Fifty-seven percent of workers do not have anything saved for retirement. Voters across party lines overwhelmingly agree that the nation faces a retirement security crisis.  However, the…

  • Defined-Benefit Pensions and Racial Equity in Retirement

    Today, we will be re-sharing this blog post originally published by Tyler Bond on February 28, 2017. Updated information will be reflected in italics.  A report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds that at least three-fourths of…

  • Why African-American Women Equal Pay Day Matters for Retirement Security

    [rwd align=’right’ imageid=’5727′ small=’0′ medium=’600′ large=’1000′ src=’https://protectpensions.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Gender-Wage-Gap-_webfig_01-1-1.png’]Today is African-American Women Equal Pay Day, which marks how much longer an African-American woman has to work into the year to make the same amount of money a white male made in 2019.…

  • Racial Inequality in Retirement
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    This piece was written by NPPC’s Executive Director, Bridget Early. Our nation is engaged in a dialogue on what racial justice and equality mean. For those who are looking for more information as to how this issue is relevant to…

  • Race Impacts Earnings, Wealth, and Retirement Security
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    It should come as little surprise that the amount a worker earns during their career has a direct impact on the amount they can save for retirement. The higher the earnings, the greater the retirement savings. The same is true…

  • National Retirement Security Week, Part Two
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    This week is National Retirement Security Week! Proclaimed by an official declaration from Congress in 2016, each year supporters of 401(k)-style defined contribution plans use this week to promote their products. We’ve decided to take back retirement security from the…

  • National Retirement Security Week, Part One
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    This week is National Retirement Security Week! Proclaimed by an official declaration from Congress, each year supporters of 401(k)-style defined contribution plans use this week to promote their products. We’ve decided to take back retirement security from the salesmen of…