Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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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