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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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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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Many baby boomers face retirement of tight budgets, fading dreams

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The baby-boomer generation is poised to blaze new frontiers in retirement as it has in other endeavors. Yet, in this case, many boomers are experiencing regret, frustration and resignation that the path their parents took is closed to them.

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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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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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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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401(k) break at risk as policymakers mull retirement shift

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U.S. retirement programs could look different if a grand deficit-cutting bargain is struck in upcoming negotiations.

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Economic Turmoil: Retirement Plans At Risk

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Having a supplemental retirement investment account is certainly better than nothing. But these days — amid global debt fears, jobless stagnation, and Monday's stock market nosedive and roller coaster ride over the rest of the week — a portfolio seems to offer the same comfort level as a lottery ticket. Neither one provides a guarantee of a financially secure retirement.

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Retirement Income: Ensuring Income throughout Retirement Requires Difficult Choices

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As life expectancy increases, the risk that retirees will outlive their assets is a growing challenge. The shift from defined benefit (DB) pension plans to defined contribution (DC) plans also increases the responsibility for workers and retirees to make difficult decisions and manage their pension and other financial assets so that they have income throughout retirement.

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