Ford recently offered lump sum payouts to 90,000 workers. Here are some factors to weigh if your company makes an offer.
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Proposal would make it easier for 40- and 50-somethings to use annuities to replace vanishing pensions.
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August, 1 2011
Today's new-and-improved annuities can be useful tools to beef up your retirement portfolio.
June, 1 2011
Despite some much-publicized problem funds, most public pensions are stable.
May, 25 2011
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March, 18 2011
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January, 13 2011
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