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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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A race to the bottom?

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New Census Bureau data released earlier this week shows that more Americans are living in poverty now than at any time since 1993. While an increase might be understandable, given the uncertain economy, the numbers are still staggering.

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Few Baby Boomers Financially Prepared For Retirement

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They may long to give up their daily commutes and have wide-open schedules, but far too many baby boomers are largely unprepared to leave their jobs, according to a new report by the Insured Retirement Institute.

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For Many Seniors, There May Be No Retirement

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When Angela Gregor's mother became ill and needed long-term care in the 1990s, Ms. Gregor tapped her individual retirement account for funds and stopped making contributions. Then came the tumultuous stock-market ups and downs of the past decade, dealing the IRA another blow.

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For older workers, 'scary' economy delays retirement

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Since the downturn began three years ago, the path to retirement for older workers has become an ever-lengthening obstacle course, and last week's market turmoil may have made it even longer.

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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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