Topic: Alicia Munnell
Negotiations over avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' have put Social Security back in the news. While the program isn't a money loser for the federal government, its trustees favor acting soon to keep it healthy.
On average, state workers make $39.66 an hour, have traditional pensions untouched by stock market moves, and are laid off at one-third the rate of private-sector workers. Considering concerns about the federal budget, are government jobs too cushy?
04/26/2010 06:03 pm
The 401(k) model of saving is under duress as stocks slide. Home equity losses don’t help.
03/04/2009 12:00 am
Concerns mount as to whether these plans can stay afloat amid recession.
02/23/2009 12:00 am
Economic Scene: The latest report from the trustees of the system show improvement in its finances, despite some grim coverage.
04/07/2008 01:00 am