Tag: Phyllis Borzi

Do the Math – and Save

Filed in DOL, Retirement by on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Do the Math – and Save

Many of us are living longer and will have healthier and more active years in retirement. That makes saving for retirement even more important. Don’t let the math put you off. EBSA’s Savings Fitness online worksheets make it easy: Enter your information, and the calculations are done for you. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage […]

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What Changed Retirement Forever

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What Changed Retirement Forever

You’ve worked for the same company your whole life. Tomorrow is your last day, and you’ve already packed up your desk. Your colleagues are setting up cupcakes in the break room when you get a call from Human Resources with bad news: You’ve been fired. And because you weren’t set to retire until tomorrow, you’ll […]

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Timing is Everything

Filed in DOL, Retirement by on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Timing is Everything

Ever missed a great opportunity because you were late? Or paid more because you made your plans at the last minute? Timing is everything – particularly when you are preparing to retire. As you get closer to retirement, there are some key decisions to make to ensure that your hard work and savings pay off. […]

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40 and Counting

Filed in Retirement by on June 23, 2014 2 Comments
40 and Counting

In February 1852, blacksmiths Henry and Clement Studebaker opened a shop in South Bend, Indiana. The brothers’ business gradually expanded to include more of their family and more products. The company manufactured wagons and later automobiles, debuting their first model in 1902. After decades of success the company made history again – this time for […]

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4 Tips for Managing Major Life Milestones

Filed in DOL, Retirement by on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
4 Tips for Managing Major Life Milestones

This time of year many people celebrate major life milestones, like graduations, new jobs and weddings. If you are celebrating one of these milestones, congratulations! After you’ve swept up the confetti, however, you will also need to make some important financial decisions. At the Employee Benefits Security Administration, we want you to be prepared, so here […]

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Small Businesses – The Key to Employees’ Security

Filed in DOL, Retirement by on May 16, 2014 2 Comments
Small Businesses – The Key to Employees’ Security

Our nation’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy. There are 5.6 million businesses with fewer than 100 employees that employ 39 million workers. Employers play a key role in making financial security possible for their employees. Their role includes much more than cutting a paycheck. By sponsoring health and retirement plans, employers give […]

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Take Control of Your Financial Life

Filed in DOL, Retirement by on April 9, 2014 3 Comments
Take Control of Your Financial Life

Empower yourself. Strengthen your financial capability. Get the information you need to make financial decisions and take charge of your financial future. April is National Financial Capability Month. It is a time, as President Obama has said, to help all Americans develop the financial capability to take control of their financial lives, gain financial security and […]

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Protecting America’s Workers

Filed in DOL, Retirement, Workplace Rights by on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Protecting America’s Workers

Last November, we received an email from a member of the public who tried to sign up for COBRA coverage after he lost his health insurance in August. After two months of hitting dead ends with plan administrators, and with a long-planned surgery rapidly approaching, he reached out to a government agency he’d never heard […]

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The Retirement Equity Act and Beyond

Filed in Retirement, Women by on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Retirement Equity Act and Beyond

Women have made enormous strides over the past three decades, in the workplace and beyond – and it’s important to reflect on the men and women who fought for the changes that have led to greater gender equality. One of those changes was introduced 29 years ago: The Retirement Equity Act became law, ushering in […]

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