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Washington Launches Marketplace to Help More Retire Securely

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John Burbank | March 20, 2018

Yesterday the Washington State Department of Commerce launched the new Retirement Marketplace, allowing workers and employers to save for retirement with ease. With over 2 million employees in our state unable to save for their retirement through their employers, this marketplace can be a big help. Almost hal

Time to focus on retirement options

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| John Burbank | December 13, 2017 | Sequim Gazette

Seattle’s retirement savings plan worth considering

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| John Burbank | October 4, 2017 | Everett Herald

Seattle’s Encouraging Move Towards Universal Retirement Coverage

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John Burbank | October 2, 2017

Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess has announced his intention to implement a retirement savings plan for private sector employees whose employers do not provide any kind of retirement savings vehicles. In the Seattle metro region, that’s about a third of all workers. While Mayor Burgess’ proposal is far from righting

The Truth About Social Security’s Solvency and You

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Economic Opportunity Institute | June 24, 2016

What’s ahead, what the candidates say, and a forecast for Medicare [By Chris Farrell via Next Avenue] Social Security’s recently released 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees on the system’s financial condition is 272 pages long and a doorstop. The report is dense, full of detailed tables and conservat

There’s still time to register for Tuesday’s retirement security salon!

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Economic Opportunity Institute | June 8, 2015

What: Washington Policy Watch: 2015 Legislative Session – Retirement Security When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015: 5:30 – 7:00 pm Where: Lloyd Building, 603 Stewart Street, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98101 Cost: Free, donations accepted RSVP: Required, register here Join EOI Senior Policy Associate Gary Burris and Sen. M

States Tackle America’s Retirement-Savings Shortfall

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Economic Opportunity Institute | June 8, 2015

Ed. Note: Legislation creating Washington’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace was developed and supported via collaboration between the Economic Opportunity Institute, AARP Washington, Small Business Majority, and state legislators. A growing number of state legislatures are trying to solve the nation’s r

State-sponsored retirement savings plans off to a strong start in 2015

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Economic Opportunity Institute | June 2, 2015

On May 18, 2015, Washington became the 4th state to enact a law to provide private sector workers with new options for retirement savings. These state efforts continue to gain significant momentum. Illinois enacted its Secure Choice retirement savings plan in January 2015, joining Massachusetts and California

In Our View: Take Charge of the Future

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| June 1, 2015 | The Columbian

Good step on retirement accounts

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| May 21, 2015 | Bellingham Herald

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