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Postponing Retirement Indefinitely

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More than a third of adults near retirement age — 35 percent — said last year that they simply don’t expect to retire. That was up from just 29 percent two years earlier.

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Big Income Losses for Those Near Retirement

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Another reason, besides the housing bust, that Americans nearing retirement age may have suffered most from the financial crisis: The typical American 55 to 64 years old has a household income almost 10 percent less than it was when the recovery officially began three years ago, according to a new report from Sentier Research.

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Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement

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I work on retirement policy, so friends often want to talk about their own retirement plans and prospects. While I am happy to have these conversations, my friends usually walk away feeling worse — for good reason.

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Many Experience Challenges Regaining Employment and Face Reduced Retirement Security

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The number of workers age 55 and over experiencing long-term unemployment has grown substantially since the recession began in 2007. This raises concerns about how long-term unemployment will affect older workers’ reemployment prospects and future retirement income.

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Countering the Retirement Crisis

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To help counter the growing retirement crisis for today's workers, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has recently begun to spotlight its often-unnoticed mission "to encourage and preserve retirement plans of U.S. companies."

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Working Late, by Choice or Not

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A record 7.2 million Americans age 65 and older are working — double the number 15 years ago — partly because many older Americans love to work and partly because many feel too financially squeezed to retire.

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401(k) Plan Sponsors: Workers Can't Afford to Retire

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The retirement-plan industry regularly extols the virtues of 401(k)s and other retirement investment programs. Yet a survey of the heads of many big employer retirement plans found that nearly 80 percent of them agreed that "the days of working until the age of 65, retiring, and then never having to work again are generally over for most workers."

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Defined benefits are being re-imagined

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Traditional pensions are struggling for many reasons: low investment returns, too-generous benefits, and the happy fact that people are living longer than expected.

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My Faith-Based Retirement

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My 60th birthday is less than a week and a half away, and if there is one thing I can say with certainty it’s that 60 is not the new 50.

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How 401(k)s are failing millions of Americans

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More than half of U.S. workers have no retirement plan at all. And even those who do have a 401(k) typically don't have enough money to retire comfortably

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