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New study: Typical U.S. households of color have no retirement savings

Retirement crisis most severe for Blacks, Latinos 
 
A new report calculates the severity of the U.S. retirement security racial divide. The analysis finds that every racial group faces significant risks, but people of color face particularly severe challenges in preparing for retirement. Americans of color are significantly less likely than Whites to have an employer-sponsored retirement plan or an individual retirement account (IRA), which substantially drives down the level of retirement savings. The report, Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States, examines racial disparities in retirement readiness among workers and households age 25-64. It analyzes workplace retirement access, retirement account ownership, and retirement account balances. Continue Reading →

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Off-and-on student discovers it’s never too late PhD Project encourages people of color to pursue graduate business study

PhD Project encourages people of color to pursue graduate business study
 
By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

It took a while, but V. Marcia Pruitt later this month finally will get her sheepskin. Pruitt, a St. Paul Central graduate, will receive her bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University during a December 17 fall commencement ceremony. Her journey is a testimonial to the value of formal education and the importance of taking advantage of available support along the way. “It was on my bucket list to do,” noted Pruitt, who graduates with magna cum laude honors. Continue Reading →

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