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Documentary: Can You Afford to Retire? (2006). As many SavvyReaders have come to understand, many baby Boomers are headed for a shock as they enter their retirement years. This PBS FRONTLINE television documentary notes that the two main strategies for funding retirement – defined benefit and defined contribution (e.g. 401[k]) plans – are in serious… Read Article →

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I remember the day it happened with amazing clarity.  As the morning sun heated my face, I stared unbelievingly at the bank statement that indicated a balance of -$1,540.  What? There’s no way my account is negative!  I have $15,000 in there! What happened?  Someone had stolen my identity!  While pretending to be me, this… Read Article →

Documentary: Detropia (2012).  The following synopsis was written by Caroline Libresco: Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century – the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now… Read Article →

Report: The Failure of the 401(k) (2010). Written by Robert Hiltonsmith of Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization, the research report examines the retirement security – or more accurately, the lack of security – provided to American families by 401(k) plans. The report concludes that retirement security has deteriorated in the past… Read Article →

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