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RETIREMENT STRESS

“Three in 10 workers are stressed about retirement,” writes Hazel Bradford in a pionline.com piece, citing the 27th annual Retirement Confidence Survey released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald & Associates. “Despite that, only four in 10 have

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IS RETIRING LATER A RELIABLE STRATEGY?

“As in prior years, there is a big gap between when active workers expect to retire and when retirees say they actually did,” writes Rebecca Moore in An interesting  plansponsor.com piece, citing the 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) from the

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FUTURE RELIANCE ON SOCIAL SECURITY

“A CRR analysis finds that total wealth from retirement plans has largely been flat from 1992 to 2010,” notes a piece in thinkadvisor.com headlined Future Retirees Could Be More Reliant on Social Security. “Employer-sponsored retirement plans are providing less retirement

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RETIREMENT CONFIDENCE- UP

“Seventy-eight percent of investors think they will have enough money to maintain the lifestyle they want in retirement, up from 69% in 2014, “ writes Lee Barney in a plansponsor.com piece, citing the Wells Fargo/Gallop Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.

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RETIREMENT IQ: 3 KEY QUESTIONS

“How much do you know about planning for a long, financially secure retirement? Fidelity Investments recently prepared a two-part quiz that can help you answer that question,” writes Steve Vernon in another of his first-rate cbsnews.com MoneyWatch columns. “The first

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WOMEN & RETIREMENT

“While it can be said that women have come a long way in the last few decades, they continue to face many social obstacles, not least of which is preparing adequately for retirement,” writes Lee Barney for plansponsor.com, citing the

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POLL ABOUT BIPARTISAN CONCERN OVER RETIREMENT SECURITY

“Americans share a bipartisan concern over their retirement security,” writes Hazel Bradford in a Pensions & Investments piece, citing a survey [released Feb. 28] by the National Institute on Retirement Security. Bradford continues: “A poll of 800 Americans age 25

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TRENDS FOR RETIREMENT SAVERS (WHO ARE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN EVER)

“On Wall Street, they like to say that a rising tide lifts all boats—meaning that when the stock market is doing well, pretty much every investor benefits. That certainly seems to be the case right now among those with a

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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND RETIREMENT

“Lost in the flurry of [Trump Administration] activity is the pressing question of how to deal with the American retirement crisis,” writes Suzanne Woolley in a bloomberg.com piece. “The median working-age family had $5,000 saved for retirement in 2013, according

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FOR OLDER VETS: THE AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFIT

“Many older war-era veterans and surviving spouses over the age of 65 across America are missing out on a major element in securing their retirements: the Aid and Attendance benefit for long-term care,” writes Kevin Richards in a kiplinger.com piece

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