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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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Older Americans are not 'living the high life' despite study's findings

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A Pew Research Center study gives a distorted view of how elders are faring in today's economy.

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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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Retirement crisis closes in on baby boomers

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Like many middle-class American baby boomers, Linda Carmona-Sanchez is anxious about slipping into poverty and says whatever dreams she once had about retirement in her "golden years" have turned into nightmares.

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5 ways to improve the U.S. retirement system

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U.S. has 10th best pension system of 14 countries studied.

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U.S. Ranks Poorly in Global Pension Study

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A report released earlier this month that rates and compares the world’s most prominent pension systems offers a grim overall conclusion: most pension systems are facing unprecedented challenges as government debts balloon and populations grow disproportionately older, with some of the most advanced retirement systems showing the worst signs of strain.

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How You Can Protect Your Pension Benefits

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Reports of the death of the traditional pension, as with concerns about Social Security, have been greatly exaggerated, to borrow Mark Twain's famous phrase.

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Guess What? Social Security Has A Profit

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You’ve probably heard that Social Security is going broke, not good news for most of those with hopes of a sane and fiscally-secure retirement. The reality is that for most households Social Security is a central source of retirement funding, especially as more employers have moved from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans.

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Faith in Wall Street puts retirement at risk [video]

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Rachel Maddow reviews the ways Wall Street privatization has eroded the traditional pillars of retirement, leaving Social Security the only remaining reliable source of lasting income for Americans who don’t want to have to work until they die.

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Ellen Schultz: "Retirement Heist"

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Pensions were once considered a cornerstone of retirement, and in many cases, untouchable. But over the past two decades, companies large and small have cut employee pensions and slashed retiree health benefits -- all the while turning huge profits on those plans.

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