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Retirement Looms: Time to Get Nervous

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Now that baby boomers are starting to hit the official retirement age, they face a variety of financial headaches that previous generations avoided

 

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Baby boomers nearing 65 with retirements in jeopardy

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Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they're hoping to retire.

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We shouldn't settle for a 'C' in retirement

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For the second consecutive year, the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and human resources consulting firm Mercer have issued the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, which compares retirement income systems of several different nations and rates them based on their "adequacy, sustainability, and integrity." 

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A sobering thought on International Day of Older Persons

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October 1 is International Day of Older Persons, a day to raise awareness about issues affecting older people and to appreciate the contributions they make to society.

So it is fitting that today we look at how older Americans are faring in retirement. One way to measure the wellbeing of the elderly is to measure the degree to which they live in poverty. By measuring poverty, we are able to learn the extent to which a nation's retirement system provides adequate income. More...

"Wake Up, Washington!" on Women and Retirement

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As we approach the end of the second week of Retirement USA's "Wake Up, Washington!" Month" we have learned a great deal about the challenges women face in retirement. Women face special challenges because they make less than men and spend less time in the workforce.  Yet they typically live longer than men, requiring more retirement income.  As Retirement USA's Facts of the Day have shown, women have far less retirement security than men.  More...

"Wake Up, Washington!" launch

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This morning things were abuzz at the National Press Club as Retirement USA (an initiative of the Pension Rights Center and other partnering organizations) launched "Wake Up, Washington!" Month.  The month is dedicated to raising awareness among policymakers about the Retirement Income Deficit faced by millions of Americans.  We learned that the Retirement Income Deficit in this country is $6.6 trillion - meaning the amount of money Americans ages 32-64 need but do not have to provide an adequate nest egg for their retirement. More...

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