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By John Iekel9/2/2014 • 0 Comments

Many people are gambling with their retirement, not saving enough and hoping that things will work out. But some credit unions and nonprofits are taking a different approach to induce savings: lottery tickets. 

By Nevin Adams9/1/2014 • 0 Comments

Things you might have missed — but shouldn’t. Highlights from last week’s NAPA Net Daily:

By Andrew Remo8/29/2014 • 0 Comments

Its authors may not have led with that title, but a recent paper calls for wholesale changes to the way Americans currently save for retirement, including suspending all defined contribution savings arrangements because “they are complex, costly, and challenging for employers and employees to manage.”

By John Iekel8/29/2014 • 0 Comments

The gender gap in retirement savings is closing. In fact, it could be on course to reverse the long-standing predominance of men’s retirement savings rates, says a recent study by MassMutual.

By Fred Barstein8/29/2014 • 0 Comments

Christopher Carosa of FiduciaryNews raises the controversial question of whether state and local pension plans have devolved into modern day Ponzi schemes, where the last ones out are left holding the bag.

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