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Dutch Pension Plan

In CPF, Financial competency on 20/11/2014 at 1:49 pm

LESSONS FROM THE DUTCH PENSION PLAN “Imagine a place where pensions were not an ever-deepening quagmire, where the numbers told the whole story and where workers could count on a decent retirement,” Mary Williams Walsh writes in The New York Times. “Imagine a place where regulators existed to make sure everyone followed the rules,” she adds. “That place might just be the Netherlands …”. The Dutch system rests on the idea that each generation should pay its own costs ‒ and that the costs must be measured accurately if that is to happen.

Going Dutch isn’t easy, and it is quite expensive. There are also elements of the plan that may seem too socialist for American tastes.

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