July 2018

How worried should we be about inequality among retirees?
To what extent do different rates of educational attainment among men and women contribute to the gender-based salary gap? Based on our analysis, the higher rate of educational attainment for women is insufficient to overcome other barriers to higher salaries.
One of the most common teacher salary questions is whether or not teachers get paid over the summer months. So, do they? It depends. Teacher payroll schedules vary district-to-district: some allow workers to spread their 10-month salary over 12 months, while others don’t give any paycheck during the summer months, requiring teachers to budget, or in some cases, get a second job.
In defined benefit plans, such as teacher pensions, wealth grows in uneven and sometimes confusing ways. Here's how to know when to retire to maximize your retirement wealth.
This blog describes how teacher pension plans work.