Oregon’s Public Employee

Since the recession in 2007, Oregon has asked its public employees to accept lower pay and reduced benefits for our work. Most public employees, including me, have a lower-cost retirement plan called OPSRP instead of the old PERS system. Most of us h

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Iowa Public Employees Fighting

Public employees in Iowa are fighting to keep the state from rewriting Iowa’s collective bargaining laws. One of the changes proposed by Governor Branstad is to remove health insurance from collective bargaining for public employees’ unio

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Recognizing Public Works Emplo

Recently, the employees of the Public Works Department in Valdosta city were recognized for their dedication and work in the city. The public works employees are the ones, who keep the community safe for those living there. They are responsible for

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Public Employee Pensions

With rising rate of retirement of baby boomers, pensions are in a state of shock. Between 2011-2030, 26% of U.S. residents will be retiring, most of which are public employees. With fewer investment returns and increasing lifespans, there is concern

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What it Means to Have a Standa

Everyone wants to pay off their loans and do it as quickly as possible. Your fastest way to pay off student loans is through a Standard 10 Year Repayment plan. Paying off your loans sooner means you’ll have higher payments each month, but you w

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What is Deferment and Forbeara

Knowing your options to repay student loans is important, but knowing how to pay them when your struggling financially is even more important. If you’ve decided not to enroll in an income-driven repayment plan and instead want to postpone makin

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