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Old 03-26-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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I am completely ignorant here - maybe I am phrasing this question wrong - but what happens if a pension fund gets "raided" by a corporate raider? Or if your pension fund goes belly up like the Enron instance? Do you completely lose all the pension $$?
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yup..you are at the mercy of the court
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile How about annuities?

It says guaranteed. Are they?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Guaranteed by who ? The company itself or an insurance company ?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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the only things u can count on is social security unless the us govt collapse or everyone stop having babies. dont believe those conspiracy theorists that said social security will go bankrupt in 2040 or something like that.

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Annuities are only guaranteed as long as a company doesn't go bankrupt... if it is, then you are out of luck... same thing with life insurance, etc. etc.... a lot of life insurance companies set up to collect the premiums then invest and if they invested badly, they go belly up and you lose your life insurance policy and your premiums.. so I wouldn't pick a risky life insurance company, especially a no-name one or a financially unstable one...
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