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?

10% is the share of pre-retirement earnings that households approaching retirement in 2007 could replace with their retirement savings.

In 2007, near the peak of the stock market, half of households approaching retirement (ages 55-64) had less than $98,000 in a retirement savings account, if they had an account (the median for all households was much lower). This would be enough to purchase a joint and survivor annuity worth $5,400 a year, replacing just 10 percent of these households’ median income.

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Capping big pensions: How much is too much?

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

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

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