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Don't ignore retirement insecurity

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When American Airlines went into bankruptcy in November, our phones started ringing. I'm with the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. We insure private pensions, and American told its 130,000 employees that they would lose theirs. They called us to ask what would happen: What would they get when they retire?

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After the Storm, the Little Nest Eggs That Couldn’t

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In many ways, things are looking up for America’s economy. After several years of roller-coaster-ish volatility, the Dow Jones industrial average has climbed to its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis. Economic growth, though not robust, has been gathering steam, and the unemployment rate has been inching downward, although fitfully.

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Retirement pros have questions for candidates

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I asked top retirement and aging policy experts this question: "If you could pose one question in a presidential debate to the Republican and Democratic nominees, what would it be?"

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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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Thanks but No Thanks on 401(k) Advice

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An increasing number of plans offer outside help, typically for a fee. So far, most participants aren't buying in.

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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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Half of Non-retirees Question if Employer Plans are Adequate

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According to a recent survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, 51% of non-retirees now question whether 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are adequate ways to save for retirement.

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88% in poll say they're worried about retirement

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Retirement worries continue to grow, and the cloud of pessimism has blanketed all Americans.

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Changes Could Lead Millions to Abandon Retirement Plans

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The government officials considering changes to how retirement savings vehicles such as 401(k)s work may want to note a survey this year by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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Retirement on the Edge: Women,Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession

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Retirement on the Edge shows Americans are under enormous financial stress and are worried about their retirement years. The survey findings also show resounding support for Social Security and Medicare across lines of gender, age, race/ethnicity, and party affiliation.

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