Wall Street Journal - At least 20 states introduced legislation this year to bring retirement-savings plans to private-sector employees
Vermont Business Magazine - State Treasurer Beth Pearce, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy Director John Pelletier, and members of the Vermont Financial Literacy Commission today urged policymakers to act on the recommendations contained in the Commission’s 2017 Financial Literacy Report.
Vermont Business Magazine -- Ten teams of Vermont high school students competed last week to test their knowledge of personal finance and economics at the 2017 Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge, an annual event hosted by Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce.
At a panel discussion Thursday, Vermont officials discussed how different economic approaches could help address poverty in the state.
WCAX - "The :30" - Vermont will soon join a handful of states working to ease the financial challenges of the disabled.
VT-Digger - The state treasurer unveiled a program Wednesday that will allow people with disabilities to build investment accounts without losing state and federal benefits.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced today that Vermonters with disabilities can now start saving and investing in tax-advantaged VermontABLE accounts, making Vermont one of only a handful of states to offer a plan since President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law in December
VT Digger - A committee chaired by the state treasurer is recommending Vermont set up a publicly managed retirement plan to help people who work for small businesses put away savings.
Vermont Business Magazine - Vermont Student Assistance Corp and State Treasurer Beth Pearce today announced that $4 million in local investment financing will be directed to lower the fixed rates on Vermont Advantage loans for parents and students, starting at 4.8 percent, the lowest rates ever offered.
The Public Retirement Study Committee, created by the legislature two years ago to look at ways to help private sector employees save for retirement, wants lawmakers to let it continue its work. AARP estimates that 45 percent of Vermonters working in the private sector don’t have access to a retirement program through their employer.