Back in the good old days, we used to say that a secure retirement was a three legged stool; One leg was Social Security, one was your savings, and one was your pension.
Private employers spent the last couple of decades sawing away at the pension leg. Now state and local governments are hacking at it too, as St. Louis city firefighters and Illinois government workers can testify.
As a result, hopes for a nice retirement are getting wobbly for millions of Americans. They can wonder if they’ll actually get the pension they were promised.
The best answer: Probably yes, but maybe not. Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.