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Allison Eatough is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from business and finance to higher education and local government. She is a resident of Howard County, MD.

Treasury Department approves lump-sum pension payments for current retirees

By Allison Eatough In March, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a notice that gives current retirees and their beneficiaries a new option for their pensions: a one-time, lump sum payment instead of future annuity payments. The notice, which essentially allows employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions, reverses a 20151 notice [...]

By |2019-04-23T15:40:43-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Pension|

Study finds charitable giving grew by 1.6 percent last year

By Allison Eatough Charitable giving rose by 1.6 percent between 2017 and 2018, and recent tax code changes could be the reason for the sluggish increase, according to a new report. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project report1 conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, also [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:41:37-04:00March 20th, 2019|General|

Enhancing Incentives for America’s Aging Workers

By: Allison Eatough, Contributor Older Americans are working longer than ever before1. According to the U.S. Department of Labor2, people age 55 and over represented 11.9 percent of the nation’s workforce in 1994. By 2014, that number jumped to 21.7 percent, and by 2024, it’s projected to reach almost 25 percent. The workforce participation rate [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:41:37-04:00February 26th, 2019|Retirement|