Despite the current tough economy, most pension benefits are not at risk -- but it's always a good idea to check the health of your plan.
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After just 12 years on the job, the departing congressman gets hefty retirement benefits.
Nearly all their anticipated safety nets have developed gaping holes, and few have saved enough.
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