Retirement http://wunc.org en State Treasurer Reforms Pension Investment Policies http://wunc.org/post/state-treasurer-reforms-pension-investment-policies <p></p><p>The State Treasurer's office is putting transparency reforms in place for contractors who manage some investments for the state pension fund.</p><p></p><p>The pension fund is worth about 83-billion dollars.</p><p></p><p>Treasurer Janet Cowell says independent reviews of NC Retirement Systems showed that until 2009, some managers hired third-party brokers, or “placement agents” to arrange investments, often without disclosing to the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:14:31 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27609 at http://wunc.org State Treasurer Reforms Pension Investment Policies Jill McCorkle's First Novel In 17 Years Examines Love And Mortality http://wunc.org/post/jill-mccorkles-first-novel-17-years-examines-love-and-mortality <p></p><p><a href="http://jillmccorkle.com/">Jill </a><a href="http://jillmccorkle.com/">McCorkle</a>'s first novel in 17 years, “Life After Life” (Algonquin/ 2013), is set in a retirement community. There, the dying grapple with life and death in humorous, dark turns. One character moved to the area to be close to the grave of her former lover. Another fakes dementia to avoid having to deal with his adult son. Jill McCorkle joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her newest work.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:54:52 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 12658 at http://wunc.org Jill McCorkle's First Novel In 17 Years Examines Love And Mortality Second Journey Seeks To Redefine Retirement http://wunc.org/post/second-journey-seeks-redefine-retirement <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baby boomers are coming of retirement age at a rapid pace. The ordinary path forward would be golf, retirement homes and taking it easy, but </span><a href="http://www.secondjourney.org/journeys/BA.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bolton Anthony</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, founder of Chapel Hill non-profit </span><a href="http://www.secondjourney.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Second Journey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, wants to change that conception of old age. He wants the hippies of the </span>‘60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to become the idealists of the new millennium. Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks to Bolton Anthony about his ideas for changing retirement.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:22:05 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12003 at http://wunc.org Second Journey Seeks To Redefine Retirement NC Pension System One Of Nation's Best Funded http://wunc.org/post/nc-pension-system-one-nations-best-funded <p>North Carolina is one of only four states to have <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/state-fact-sheets/north-carolina-widening-gap-update-85899399316" target="_blank">funded its pension obligations</a> over 95%. The <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/reports/the-widening-gap-update-85899398241" target="_blank">latest report</a> from the <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/" target="_blank">Pew Center on the States</a> finds that most states are falling further behind in their contributions to public employee retirement funds. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2305 at http://wunc.org NC Pension System One Of Nation's Best Funded Bill Would Block Retirement Benefits For Felons http://wunc.org/post/bill-would-block-retirement-benefits-felons <p>A bill in the North Carolina house would prohibit state employees from receiving retirement benefits if they are convicted of a felony. The measure would apply only to those who are convicted of a crime that took place while working for the state. The crime would also have to be directly related to the individual's office or employment. Republican Representative Julia Howard of Mocksville is one of the bill's sponsors. She says she and others hope a penalty would prevent some crimes from being committed:</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 9168 at http://wunc.org