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Overview

Are you concerned about your pension? In today’s tumultuous business environment, you have every right to be. With revised pension laws and under-the-table pension cuts by companies making waves, you have to be ever vigilant about protecting what you have.

Protecting Your Pension For Dummies helps you do just that. This easy-to-follow guide explains all the latest pension laws, what your rights are, and the best ways to keep your money safe. It demystifies the various types of ...

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Overview

Are you concerned about your pension? In today’s tumultuous business environment, you have every right to be. With revised pension laws and under-the-table pension cuts by companies making waves, you have to be ever vigilant about protecting what you have.

Protecting Your Pension For Dummies helps you do just that. This easy-to-follow guide explains all the latest pension laws, what your rights are, and the best ways to keep your money safe. It demystifies the various types of pension plans and outlines just what it takes to qualify for a pension. Once your plan is set up, you’ll see how to navigate company bankruptcies, mergers, and pension cutbacks, as well as divorces, loans, and personal bankruptcy—and take action if you’ve been shortchanged to recoup what is rightfully yours. You get all the expert guidance you need to:

  • Understand the Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Evaluate different pension plans
  • Plan for retirement while you’re working
  • Ensure that you get your pension
  • Request essential plan documents
  • Understand eligibility, accrual, and vesting
  • Guard your pension from your employer—and from life’s ups and downs
  • Understand pension distributions
  • And much more

Complete with a glossary of terms and an appendix of charts and forms discussed throughout the book, Protecting Your Pension For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to grasp all the important pension rules—and retire with a full nest egg!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470102138
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 361
  • Sales rank: 1,105,463
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert D. Gary and Jori Bloom Naegele have practiced law together for almost 25 years. Their law firm, Gary, Naegele & Theado, LLC, has recovered additional pension benefits for thousands of pensioners.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Focusing on Pension Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Navigating the Ins and Outs of Pensions.

Chapter 2: Acquainting Yourself with Pension Rules.

Chapter 3: Exploring the World of Tax-Qualified Plans.

Chapter 4: Using 401(k) Plans to Your Advantage.

Chapter 5: Increasing Your Income with IRAs.

Chapter 6: Monitoring the Investments in Your Pension.

Part II: Making Sure That You Receive the Pension You Earned.

Chapter 7: Getting the Scoop on Eligibility, Accrual, and Vesting.

Chapter 8: Planning for Retirement While You’re Still Working.

Chapter 9: Understanding the Rules of Pension Distributions.

Part III: Guarding Your Pension from Your Employer.

Chapter 10: Zeroing In on Fiduciaries.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Your Employer’s Corporate and Financial Changes.

Chapter 12: Handling Plan Modifications and Terminations.

Part IV: Shielding Your Pension from Life’s Ups and Downs.

Chapter 13: Hitting Yourself Up for a Loan.

Chapter 14: Surveying Survivorship Benefits.

Chapter 15: Dividing Your Pension between You and Your Ex.

Chapter 16: Protecting Your Retirement Funds from Creditors and Bankruptcy.

Part V: Taking Action When Bad Things Happen to Good Pensioners.

Chapter 17: Looking Out for Potential Distribution Problems.

Chapter 18: Tackling Denied Claims.

Chapter 19: Hiring and Working with an Attorney.

Chapter 20: Dissecting a Pension Lawsuit.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Key Pension Issues for People Still Working.

Chapter 22: Ten Key Pension Issues for People Getting Ready to Retire.

Chapter 23: Ten Key Pension Tips for Small Business Owners.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Tables and Charts .

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Invaluable resource

    Most retirees just accept whatever their pension plan tells them are their benefits. This book provides information to actually help you find out if you may have been shortchanged.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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