How Do We Make Sure Americans Don’t Outlive Their Money in Retirement?

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Making Sure People Donít Outlive Their Money in Retirement
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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.

But there are reasons for optimism. In our white paper, Retirement in an Era of Uncertainty,” we outline three key steps people can take to improve our prospects for retirement security. Read more

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