With people living longer, we’re challenged to finance a retirement that could last 20 to 30 years or more. Traditional pensions now cover only a fraction of workers. Health care and other costs in retirement keep rising. People today shoulder more personal responsibility to finance longer and more expensive retirements. See how we can rise to the challenge of planning for lifetime income.
Achieving retirement security today may be more challenging than at any time in the last 50 years. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College reports that the percentage of U.S. households at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement rose from 30% in 1989 to 51% by 2009.
Our retirements are lasting a lot longer. Here’s how to plan accordingly. Learn More
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.