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Retirement Roulette

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Saving for retirement used to be as simple as showing up for work. Now it’s rife with contingencies—and success is all on you.

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We're Not Ready: More Bad News About Retirement

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The idea of retirement in America is becoming increasingly far removed from the idyllic notion of our "golden years." For many, it's now just another source of worry, despair and resignation.

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Have seniors gotten rich at the expense of young adults?

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You might think so if you read some recent stories in the news about wealth differences among generations. But you may want to think again.

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Many baby boomers face retirement of tight budgets, fading dreams

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The baby-boomer generation is poised to blaze new frontiers in retirement as it has in other endeavors. Yet, in this case, many boomers are experiencing regret, frustration and resignation that the path their parents took is closed to them.

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Retirement and Health Poll: Topline

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One in four retirees think life in retirement is worse than it was before they retired, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health released today. The poll shows stark differences between what pre-retirees think retirement will be like, and what retirees say is actually the case.

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Retirement: Reality Not As Rosy As Expectations

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Americans pride themselves on being optimistic. But Robert Blendon, of the Harvard School of Public Health, says that may not be such a good thing when it comes to planning for retirement. For many Americans, it is proving harder than they imagined, according to a a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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You Can't Delay Retirement If You Don't Have a Job

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It's become fashionable to say that longer life spans mean average Americans work well into into their 60s and possibly their 70s—what was once considered the early retirement years. The problem is, few prospects await most people who need or want to stay in the workforce.

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Retirement at risk

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Most are way behind, lack skills to plan life after work

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Boomer Retirement Doesn't Seem Rosy

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Baby Boomers will have a tough financial row to hoe in managing their retirement and will need to adopt their own special game plan in order to live comfortably in their golden years, says Alice Munnel, keynote speaker at the Financial Planning Association's 2011 Conference in San Diego on Friday.

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Take it public: group offers novel retirement route

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A flood of U.S. retirement is threatening to burst its dam and drown aging Americans with rising living costs, but one group is proposing a novel way to protect private-sector workers: invest in public pension plans.

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