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The Anxious Generation

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Stressed-out Americans over 50 wonder if they’re ever going to be able to retire. They worry that the Great Recession will have a lasting impact on their security.

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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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Money Managers Scramble to Provide Lifetime Income Solutions

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Turning working folks into professional investors has been a challenge for the asset management industry in the U.S. for nearly three decades. Trillions of dollars and 23 million defined contribution investors later, progress has clearly been made. Now comes the next challenge: decumulation.

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Analysis: Pension woes are complicating retirement

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Deteriorating conditions in the pension system are jeopardizing the lump sum payouts workers count on, and pushing some workers to retire ahead of schedule.

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The age of retirement insecurity

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When members of Congress and candidates for president bring up the issue of Social Security these days, Americans had better pay close attention — and Californians closer still.

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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 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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Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers

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Turner argues that public policy should recognize longevity policy as a distinct policy area. Rather than separately treating issues raised by life expectancy (e.g., Social Security, pensions, older workers), a unified approach should be developed that recognizes their interrelationship.

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