The Best Life

March 2011


Public Pension Plans Have Time to Recover

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While state and local pension plans are clearly hurting, a new report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) finds that they are not facing short-term emergencies.

Depending on key assumptions about future investment returns, researchers conclude that even under stringent ...

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8 Ways to Manage a Longer Life

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Americans' continuing longevity gains may be the ultimate good news-bad news story for our times. The longer we live, ironically, the higher our stress levels rise concerning outliving our money, having good retirements, and being able to afford long-term care expenses.

Our retirement savings are ...

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Retirement Outlooks Continue to Worsen

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American workers and retirees have little confidence in achieving successful retirements, according to the 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. If there is any silver lining to the survey, EBRI says, it's that the dour outlook was likely partly a result of ...

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What's Your City's Recovery Ranking?

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The nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas all grew during the fourth quarter of 2010, and most had regained all of their recession production losses by the end of the year, according to an ongoing study by the Brookings Institution, the Washington-based research and policy think tank. However,

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