retirement

Economy, Business, Finance, And Labor
5:21 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Washington State's Exotic Investment Opens In Tahiti

The Washington State Investment Board is a majority owner of the company that owns a resort on a Tahitian island once owned by Marlon Brando.
Credit Wikimedia

A new luxury resort has opened on a Tahitian island once owned by Marlon Brando. And it could soon start to pay a dividend to Washington state’s retired public employees. That’s because the state’s investment board is a majority owner of the company that owns the resort. It’s a story we first brought you two years ago.

The Brando is a $4000 per night resort that made CNBC’s list of “Hot travel trends for the uber-rich.”

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Oregon Retirement Plan
6:50 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Oregon Could Implement Retirement Plan For Private-Sector Workers

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler
Credit Oregon State Treasury / http://www.oregon.gov/

Oregonians could have another option when it comes to saving for the future. State treasurer Ted Wheeler outlined a proposal for a state-managed retirement savings plan Monday.

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Age Discrimination Lawsuit
6:09 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Leaves Wounds In Seniors-Only Retirement Haven

Ryderwood's place in history is noted as you enter the town, pop. 400.
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

When you approach your golden years, who doesn't look forward to peace and quiet surrounded by a supportive community? That desire led some retirees to relocate to a tiny town deep in the woods of southwest Washington. Ryderwood bills itself as the nation's first seniors-only retirement village. But the tranquility that lured people there went missing during a long and divisive lawsuit. The case questioned whether this 400 or so strong community could be so exclusive. It came replete with allegations of shunning, death threats, uncollected garbage and the tossing of a headless rabbit. Correspondent Tom Banse reports on the relief that has followed a settlement.

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Pension Adjustments
6:39 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Pension Adjustments Would Bring Mixed Impact To Oregon Retirees

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 5:54 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Republicans and Democrats at Oregon's capitol want to balance the state budget by taking aim at the pension system for public workers. Both parties as well as Governor John Kitzhaber say changes to the retirement system would help prevent more cuts to schools. But retirees claim the proposals would break a promise.

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NW Centenarians
6:11 am
Mon December 31, 2012

U.S. Census Bureau Finds Lots Of Centenarians In Northwest

A special report from the U.S. Census Bureau finds more people than you might expect over 100 years old in the Northwest. Correspondent Tom Banse has the numbers.

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Senior Citizens
7:18 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Retirement Options Limited For Gay And Lesbian Seniors

PORTLAND - As gay and lesbian people age, their need for retirement options mirrors those of the general population. But they often face unique challenges, especially when it comes to finding housing. For instance, some active-living retirement facilities don't allow unmarried couples to live together. And some gay seniors fear a cold shoulder from staff or fellow retirees. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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