Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of financing military pensions could eclipse the cost of paying current personnel, a military financial expert points out. So how do we fix that?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. has made it safer to roll over a 401(k) into an old-fashioned defined benefit pension.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some union pensions are running out of money and fixing the problem isn’t easy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The U.S. fell to No. 13 among 25 nations that have retirement plans. Here are five suggestions for putting our system back in the top half.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Having a safety net under us in our old age is a blessing.

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.

Friday, August 03, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

There’s no question America is suffering from a retirement crisis. Some big names in retirement policy offer creative solutions.

Thursday, August 02, 2012 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Given a choice between taking a pension or a lump sum, think hard before you give up the promise of income for life.

Monday, June 04, 2012 4:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Last week, General Motors followed Ford Motor Co. in offering retirees with a monthly pension payment a lump-sum buyout.

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

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