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Which has the greatest lifetime value? Company 401k or State/Federal retirement plan [on hold]

I want to know which of these has the greatest lifetime value: A typical company 401k, Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Can somebody help me ...
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Housewife pension options

We live in the UK. I have a job and pay into a company provided pension (with the company then paying in some extra). My wife left her job a couple of years ago and is now a 'house wife' aka ...
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As a contractor, should I overpay my mortgage or contribute to a pension?

My specific situation is:- Early 30s Software contractor via a ltd company Resident in Scotland Higher-rate taxpayer Mortgage at ~5% (variable 4.5% above BoE), LTV about 75%. I'm allowed to overpay ...
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Why would you use an IFA for choosing a pension fund

I've been trying to sort out a pension fund and been talking to an advisor from st. james place, who whilst admittedly not exactly an IFA does seem to know his stuff. But their fees are relatively ...
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Is there any way to cash in a pension fund?

The last company I worked for (I'm in in the United Kingdom) had one of those schemes where the company puts a certain amount of money every month into a pension fund. I quit my job and now I keep ...
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Extra revenue for retiree receiving a basic public pension

I have an online blog that I don't use. It generates some money through ads but not enough for me to spend time on it. My mother wants to take the blog and maintain/update it herself and receive the ...
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Do I have to pay an advisor 3% to transfer a pot of £49,000 to another pension provider?

I am looking to re-invest a stand-alone pension (originally called an AVC pension: Additional Voluntary Contributions pension) so that I can take 25% as a tax-free lump sum and retain flexibility in ...
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How should I include pension contributions in my UK Child Benefit calculations?

I'm using the gov.uk Child Benefit Tax Calculator and I don't know how I include my pension contributions in the "Pension contributions deducted from your pay" and "Pension contributions not paid from ...
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What should I do with a low value pension that I probably won't contribute any more to?

About 7 years ago I was employed by a small company. They set up a pension fund for me which I contributed to while I was employed there. When I eventually left the company to study, I found out that ...
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Undestanding the new UK Pension laws

I have this scenario and I am having problems understanding how this scenario fits into the upcoming pension laws (mentioned in the latest budget). A man who is 66 now and 67 on the 8.11.14 has ...
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Do UK tax rules allow you to hold Bitcoin in a SIPP?

Do United Kingdom tax rules allow you to hold Bitcoin in a self-invested pension plan?
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Is it possible to use part of my pension to pay loans, or to opt out of the pension scheme altogether for a few years until my loans are paid?

I have so far worked in Singapore, Norway, and now in the UK. My knowledge about pension scheme in general is very limited. What I only know is that part of my gross salary goes to tax and part of it ...
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Pros & cons in Hungary of investing retirement savings exclusively in silver? What better alternatives, given my concerns?

For my retirement savings, my strategy is to buy a decent amount of silver (8% of my salary, roughly 1 month) every year to put away in coin form. I am currently investing in nothing else for the long ...
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Does one need to pay income tax on pension income in Canada?

When a person starts getting a pension from an employer or from the government after retirement, is he supposed to pay income tax on that pension? Will he pay tax at his marginal tax rate? I would be ...
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is pension transferred while switching from one govt unit to another

If you work for the city of toronto and then move to the ministry of health in ontario, is your pension continued? Or do you stop one and then start the other
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What to do with DB pension funds after leaving company in late 20's?

I'm trying to understand if I can roll my defined benefit pension plan into my IRA and invest it that way. I assume I can let it sit in the pension account and earn the interest credits between 2-10%. ...
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How does the Pension system work in Poland?

I've been reading articles I found in chat about the Polish pension system and how it is changing. (Chat room: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/22/show-me-the-money) I'm trying to understand how ...
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Understanding my pension plan

My employer offers a pension plan. According to the plan documents: Effective November 1, 2009 you accrue benefits on a monthly basis under the 2009 Benefit Formula, the sum of which determines a ...
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Evaluating a Job Offer: Defined Benefit Retirement vs 401K is the salary increase enough to make the move

I am currently enrolled in the NYS Employee Retirement System and would get up to 66% of my highest three years as a retirement pension. My current employer also contributes $2800 a year to my private ...
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What type of pension should I get?

I am in my mid 30s and am employed full time in the UK. I am currently in a company pension scheme with around 7k in it, but I'm about to start a new job and must leave the scheme. I have the option ...
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Is it better not to compartmentalize savings for multiple financial goals and better to imagine it as a single corpus?

I had an introductory meeting with an independent Certified Financial Planner who mentioned that: People tend to allocate a certain amount for their children's marriage, or buying property or ...
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Is accepting a pension cashout (either on retirement or termination of employment) better than an annuity?

After the vesting period, all funds my employer contributes to the pension fund on my behalf are listed as being "mine", and upon end of employment (retirement, voluntary termination, etc), I have the ...
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Value of Pension in regards to salary negotiations

I've been advised from careers.stackexchange to post this question here as it's more financial than career advice. I've received a job offer from a company and I'm looking to make a strong ...
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US Tax Pitfalls for People Having a Pension Plan Abroad

I am a tax preparer and I'm trying to help a client who is a Peruvian born and now a United States citizen. Before coming to USA and while living and working in Peru, he accumulate a considerable ...
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Should I take a separation benefit from a pension or wait until age 55 to get employer matching?

I worked at the University of Wisconsin part-time briefly, before Gov. Scott Walker's reforms. As a result I have about $2000 in the pension system, $1000 that I was required to contribute and $1000 ...
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How to take care of pension funds if career is spread over many different countries?

I am a young academic from The Netherlands presently working in Sweden. Due to the nature of modern Academia, I expect that within the next 40+ years, I will be working in many different countries ...
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What does it mean if my firm's retirement pension (not 401K) plan is incrementally vested?

I'm beginning work at a firm with an incrementally vested retirement pension (not 401K) plan that is incrementally vested for 20% for each of the first five years. After five years, I'm 100% vested. ...
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what is the meaning of allowing FDI in Insurance and pension funds

I want to know with respect to following news http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/WorldEconomy/Pension-insurance-get-FDI-boost/Article1-939798.aspx ...
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What is the difference between state pension plans and defined contribution plans?

Googling "State pension plan" I get the result as shown here: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/StatePension/index.htm. As described on the webpage, "Once you claim your State ...
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New Pooled Registered Pension Plan details?

Does anybody have a good summary / commentary on the new Pooled Registered Pension Plans recently passed by the Canadian gov't? ...
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Estimated Value of staying in pension vs withdrawing

My wife is changing jobs, from city government into the private sector. She isn't fully vested on her pension, but has a couple options and I'm not sure about how to figure out which is best. Here's ...
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Commencing a Pension from an SMSF

If I have bought a number of investment properties through my SMSF during the accumulation phase, which are all or mostly paid off with net positive income by the time I reach preservation age and ...
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PV problem: lump sum payoff or continue quarterly payments

I am is faced with a choice of two alternatives. There really is no right or wrong answer, I just want to hear someone else's input/methodology. Here are the two choices: Keep paying $5,722.56 for ...
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Can already-retired immigrants get Social Security or other payments from the U.S. government?

My parents are 83+, and became U.S. citizens back in 2001. They were born as Indian citizens. They moved to the USA after they retired in India. Will they be entitled to receive any monthly payments ...
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Cheap SIPP providers in the UK

What are cheap SIPP providers in the UK? I would be saving around £333 each month in a SIPP starting from zero (all my previous pension contributions are in an employer-organizaed group pension plan). ...
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Can I still claim my Hong Kong-based MPF pension if I move elsewhere?

I am 60 year old and I will not be living in hong kong in the future, would I still be able to claim back my mpf?
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Potential problems with SIPPs and ETFs

My plan for kick-starting my pension is to set up a Self Invested Pension Plan and buy some ftse 100 Exchange Traded Funds (iShares, probably). This is only the starting point, the simplest thing ...
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Understanding company pension plan monthly purchase of funds

A pension based on funds. What does it mean to add £500 a month to a pension based on funds? Does that mean, I will own an additional £500 worth of that fund each month based on how much of the fund ...
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What benefits are there to having a Pension (Retirement Account) In Ireland?

What benefits are there to having a retirement account called a "pension" in Ireland, as opposed to simply making investments of one kind or another for the same purpose? I am not really asking about ...
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Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund contribution strategy

I'm moving to Hong Kong and understand that (almost) every employer and employee must contribute to the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) pension fund. However the maximum contribution levels are very ...
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Pensions - Where to start? (UK)

What are the key decisions that I need to make and what key information should I know before starting a Pension in the UK? I am 24 and living in the UK. I want, well more like should, start a pension ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for how much to save into your pension for retirement?

Pension sites often quote "Use our pension calculator to estimate the amount of pension income you could get when you retire. This will help you decide how much you need to save to get the retirement ...
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Should I be choosing funds myself for my Stakeholder pension? How?

I am filling out the forms to join my company pension scheme (I'm 30 y/o), and I am unsure about which funds to choose. I can choose the Friends Provident Balanced Index Fund of Funds or 1 or more of ...
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What pension options are there for a 22 year old graduate in the UK?

Following graduation last July, I've managed to save quite a significant amount of 'emergency wonga', for those rainy days or, more likely, the catastrophic end to my job. Anyway, now that I have a ...
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Is Pension Benefit Information (aboutmyletter.com) legitimate?

I received a letter in the mail from a company called Pension Benefit Information saying that they had been engaged by my former employer to confirm my current mailing address because I have a balance ...
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DIY retirement savings plans for Canadian small business?

I work for a small business that currently offers no retirement plan. A few of my coworkers and I are more or less couch potato investors, but we each manage our own self-directed RRSPs or mutual fund ...
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Is it worth having a pension?

I know this could be a duplicate of other questions here, but I think I have a different take on it which may be of interest to others in a similar frame of mind. Some background I'm self-employed ...
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Wandering EU worker: Pension / retirement fund if working in multiple countries?

I am European, always worked in Europe in many different countries, and I have pension funds scattered around all the old continent. The EU legal system does not allow pension fund transfer among ...
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What does “Net Depreciation in Fair Value” mean on a financial report?

I was reading about a popular pension used in Texas called Teacher's Retirement Statement. Their latest annual report had a loss of $16B on a line item called "Net Depreciation in Fair Value" (see ...
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What is the best option for recent employee setting up a pension (UK)?

I have been a sole trader for a while and recently been employed full time, as part of the deal I have been promised an employer contribution pension but it is up to me to decide what to do. What are ...