Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, April 04, 2014 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pension plans of many unionized workers are threatened by shrinking contributions.

Monday, February 03, 2014 5:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. splits union pension fund in an innovative move to save Hostess workers’ retirements.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 5:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. says it owes more than $280 million to about 31,000 pensioners whom it can’t find.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fixing troubled, multiemployer union pensions won’t be easy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you forgot about a pension benefit from a former employer, the PBGC could be looking for you.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. raised the maximum amount of a pension it will guarantee. Good news for those with old-fashioned defined benefit pensions.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Hurray for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the federal pension insurance agency that protects consumers from losing their corporate pensions. The PBGC  isn’t rolling over and accepting bankrupt American Airline’s move to dump its pension obligations on the PBGC. Instead, the PBGC filed liens today against American Airlines after the airline failed to make all