Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

2 in 5 older American households have income from pensions.

Among households with a householder aged 65 or older in 2008, only 41 percent had income from pensions or annuities.  If one member of a household had income from a pensions (or an annuity) the household was included in this figure.  Also, one or more household members may have both a retirement savings account and a pension.  Similarly, household members may have more than one pension or retirement savings account.

Latest News

Capping big pensions: How much is too much?

by Ed Mendel, Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA), April 04, 2012

Most Baby Boomers Will Work for Life

by Dave Bernard, U. S. News & World Report, October 21, 2011

Retirement at risk

by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011