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Retirement Heist steals the spotlight

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Today, Morning Edition on NPR featured an interview with former Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen Schultz about her new book, Retirement Heist.

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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: Reality Not As Rosy As Expectations

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Americans pride themselves on being optimistic. But Robert Blendon, of the Harvard School of Public Health, says that may not be such a good thing when it comes to planning for retirement. For many Americans, it is proving harder than they imagined, according to a a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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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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Shining a light on a hidden pension world

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In a new book, Retirement Heist, prize-winning journalist Ellen Schultz has provided the ultimate backstage pass to the world of pensions, with plenty of drama and shocking details.

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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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Retirement experts clash over tax breaks for 401(k) plans

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Some want to boost the deferral limit – others want to do away with it

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401(k) savings proposal gets cold shoulder from panel

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A proposal to replace the current tax deductions for 401(k) plans and IRAs with a flat tax credit got a chilly reception before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday as panel members and pension experts defended the plans and the incentives for employers to provide them.

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Senate Panel Hears Sharp Disagreement on Improving Retirement Savings

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Proposals ranged from substantial changes in the current system to adjustments that would not alter it drastically

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Baucus Urges Minimizing Costs in Retirement Savings Proposals

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Proposals seeking to increase workers’ retirement savings by making adjustments to the U.S. tax code should weigh the costs of such shifts, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a hearing held by the panel in Washington.

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