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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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July 10, 2019

New Survey by Funding Our Future Shows 31 Percent of Workers Do Not Have Access to Workplace Retirement Savings Plans

Washington, D.C. — Having enough money saved for retirement is one of the biggest financial challenges Americans face. With the central role that 401(k)-type plans have come to play, those who lack the opportunity to save in a workplace retirement account are at a severe disadvantage. In a survey with Morning Consult, the Funding Our Future campaign found that […]

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April 19, 2019

Event Recap: A Conference on The Financial Future of Social Security: Highlights from the Trustees’ 2019 Report

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Board of Trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds released its annual report on the financial challenges facing the program. This report is a critical benchmark for policymakers and the public to understand the state of the trust funds. Their financial futures are critical to […]

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October 2, 2018

Finding Common Ground: Fixing Our Retirement Security Challenge

On this episode of the Facing the Future podcast, a production of the Concord Coalition that is also broadcast on New Hampshire radio, host Chase Hagaman and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby interview Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. They discuss the state of retirement security in America and […]

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September 30, 2018

Unpeeling the Layers of Retirement Planning

Ric Edelman has a conversation with Steve Vernon, Consulting Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, about the tough choices that retirees need to make — from investments to health care to spending habits — in planning for a secure retirement.

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September 22, 2018

Financial Security Challenges Facing Millennials

Ric Edelman talks briefly with Tim Shaw, Senior Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center, regarding the specific challenges Millennials face in saving for retirement, such as student loan debt.

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September 8, 2018

When Should You Claim Social Security Benefits? A Critical Decision

Ric Edelman chats with Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, about the crucial moment when Social Security recipients decide to claim their benefits and how public policy can help people make a more informed decision.

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September 1, 2018

How Should Retirement Policy Account for Longer Lifespans?

Ric Edelman sits down with Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, to discuss how lawmakers can adjust retirement policies to match longer life expectancies.

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August 25, 2018

America’s Impending Retirement Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Ric Edelman sits down with Alicia Munnell, Director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, to discuss America’s impending retirement crisis, and what individuals, businesses, and governments can do about it.

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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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August 18, 2018

Should Social Security Reform Be So Difficult?

Ric Edelman chats with Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, about the tough choices Congress needs to make to secure Social Security before it’s too late.

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