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Klamath Falls residents will soon vote on a ballot measure to legalize the production, processing and sale of marijuana within the city limits. [Read More]
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One study claims that government pension benefits have become more generous. A prominent economist pushes back. Who's correct? [Read More]
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The New York Times claims there has been a "boom" in retire bankruptcies caused by vanishing pensions, soaring health costs and inadequate savings. In fact,... [Read More]
The Wall Street Journal claims that "Americans are reaching retirement age in worse financial shape than the prior generation." And yet hard data show precisely... [Read More]
The latest Social Security Trustees Report showed few changes to the program's finances since last year. And that's bad news. With each year we wait... [Read More]
Recent research finds that retirees are much less dependent on Social Security than previously thought. But will dependency rise again as the population ages? [Read More]
The Social Security Administration states that one-third of retirees receive nearly all of their income from Social Security. The true figure is only around one-third... [Read More]
States are moving to automatically enroll workers in IRA accounts as a way to increase retirement savings. But new research finds that workers who are... [Read More]
A new report from federal the Government Accountability has generated headlines regarding the U.S. retirement system, all of them negative. But the GAO focuses on... [Read More]
Once a federal employee passes his one-year probationary period, civil service protections mean it takes 6 to 12 months to fire a poor performer. The... [Read More]
Government statistics show that many retirees have very little income from private retirement plans. But the problem isn't with the retirees but with the statistics.... [Read More]
A Bloomberg report claims that employers have dramatically reduced contributions to employee retirement plans. Federal government data show the opposite is true: both employer contributions... [Read More]
Social Security's Trustees recently released their annual report on the program's finances. In this case, "no news" equals more bad news, as the system's long-term... [Read More]
A new Congressional Budget Office analysis finds that most federal employees receive significantly higher pay than private sector workers. But the very best-educated federal workers,... [Read More]
Social Security faces a financial shortfall. To reduce the need to raise taxes or cut benefits, some have proposed investing the Social Security trust funds... [Read More]
Data produced by the Social Security Administration claim that retirees are growing increasingly dependent on Social Security benefits for their incomes. But these data omit... [Read More]
News stories report that most Millenials spend more on coffee than they're saving for retirement. But is this true? I went to the federal government's... [Read More]
New articles claim that nearly half of Americans approaching retirement have no savings. In fact, nearly all retirees will collect Social Security. And 85% of... [Read More]
A recent Wall Street Journal article lamented the rise of 401(k) retirement plans, claiming that traditional "defined benefit" pensions did a better job of preparing... [Read More]
Many Americans are scared about not saving enough for retirement. But new data, released by a trio of progressive economists, shows that retirement plan savings... [Read More]
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