401ks

States Step Up for Retirement Security

Posted on 07/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsAre you saving (enough) for retirement? The numbers paint a worrisome picture – for Americans, our families and the nation. Three-quarters of Americans age 55-64 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts as of 2010. And, more than 70 million American workers do not have any type of employer-sponsored retirement plan. Clearly, we need some help to get on the road to retirement savings – and more effective ways to save money for our future. This is where the …

Our “Ridiculous” Retirement System Is Crumbling, Expert Says

Posted on 07/23/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsOver the years, I’ve watched economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci try her mightiest to nudge lawmakers to make over and strengthen our retirement system before the tidal wave of boomers leave their jobs for good. At Capitol Hill hearings and at retirement policy conferences, Ghilarducci has offered her own proposals, along with those of other policy experts, designed to help Americans retire with adequate income and without risk. Because this system of relying on our 401(k)s to last us through 20 …