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February 3, 2018

Building the Political Will to Improve America’s Retirement Security

Many workers lack access to retirement savings, millions of Americans are struggling to turn savings into a lifetime of income, and Social Security is on a path to drastic benefit cuts. And yet, Congress continues to ignore America’s growing retirement challenges. Ric Edelman and Jason Grumet discuss how the Funding Our Future campaign will help get Congress’s attention and start the right conversations about retirement security in America.

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August 22, 2018

Event Recap – Planning for 75 at 25: Saving for Retirement and How Policy Affects You

Two-thirds of Americans aged 21 to 32 have saved nothing for retirement. You don’t have to be one of them. How can you get ahead of the curve, and prepare now to comfortably retire later? How much should you save, and where should you save it? What do you need to know about how public […]

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July 24, 2018

Funding Our Future Campaign Kicks Off, Growing List of Partners

Washington, D.C.– Funding Our Future will publicly kick off the campaign to strengthen America’s retirement security at a reception Tuesday evening and is announcing 21 new educational, executive, corporate, and associate partnerships. The campaign, initiated earlier this year, now has 31 partner organizations committed to educating policymakers and the public about why retirement security should […]

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June 30, 2018

Fixing the Third Rail: The Outlook for Social Security Reform

Ric Edelman sits down with Kent Conrad, former Democratic Senator from North Dakota and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, to discuss viable paths to Social Security reform, despite its status as the so-called “third rail” of American politics.      

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June 16, 2018

What Will Happen if Social Security isn’t Reformed?

Ric Edelman is joined by Jason Fichtner, Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, to consider what could happen to the beneficiaries of Social Security if no action is taken before the program’s trust fund is depleted.

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June 9, 2018

How do Women Fare in Retirement?

Ric Edelman chats with Cindy Hounsell, President of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, to discuss the particular problems that women face in retirement and what can be done to address them.

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June 2, 2018

What Challenges Face Social Security Reform?

Ric Edelman sits down with Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President of Policy for Third Way, to discuss potential solutions to fix Social Security and improve retirement security in general.

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May 12, 2018

Can Data Drive Improvements to Workplace Retirement Plans?

Ric Edelman is joined by Lori Lucas, President and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, to discuss developments in workplace retirement plans and the importance of data-driven policy.

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May 5, 2018

Innovative Ways to Design Private Savings Plans

Ric Edelman sits down with Tim Flacke, Executive Director of Commonwealth, to talk about how to design retirement plans to encourage savings and the possibilities for child savings accounts.

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April 21, 2018

Saving for Retirement: How Can Congress Help?

Ric Edelman is joined by Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) to discuss ways the government can incentivize more Americans to save for their future.

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April 7, 2018

Challenges to Improving Retirement Security

Ric Edelman chats with Jim Lockhart, senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, on the challenges facing Americans saving for retirement.

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