Blog: Retirement Insecurity

Half of all new teachers are worse off than if they had been in a 401k plan.
Pension advocates call it a "feature, not a bug" that some small minority of educators receive quite generous benefits while everyone else gets much less.
The same pension plan can simultaneously be too stingy for some workers and too generous for others.
In many cases, teachers may be better off taking a refund on their contributions rather than waiting around to receive a pension.
In many ways, women are actually worse off under defined benefit pension plans than they would be under more portable plans.
Illinois' pension plan is bad for new teachers. But you don't have to take our word for it.
Read our new report about teachers without Social Security coverage.
Across almost the entire age spectrum, Americans have fewer assets relative to their income than at any other time in the last 30 years.
Giving workers a "nudge" can dramatically impact the number of workers covered by a retirement plan.
In the fantasy world where all teachers stay in one state for a 30-year career, state pension plans do a bang-up job of delivering benefits to workers. That’s just not the reality of the world we live in.