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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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April 29, 2020

Key takeaways: The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Security and Highlights from the Trustees’ 2020 Report

The Funding Our Future campaign and the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a digital event on the financial challenges facing Social Security. Specifically, the discussion summarized the 2020 Social Security trustees’ report and explored what assumptions might already be outdated as a result of COVID-19. Featured experts included the chief actuary for Social Security and two former public trustees of the program. You can watch the full webinar […]

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March 30, 2020

OPINION: It’s Policy, Not Personal–Why We Need to Rethink Personal Finances

The coronavirus pandemic has likely already caused thousands of small businesses to close, millions of workers to lose their primary source of income, and communities across the country to wonder how—and when—they can start to recover. Goldman Sachs now estimates that over 2 million Americans claimed unemployment insurance last week—more than three times the previous weekly record. […]

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October 11, 2019

Planning for 60 at 20: Lesson for Your Financial Life

On September 26, 2019, the Funding Our Future campaign hosted an event at Boston College to help students learn about personal finance, managing student loans, short-term savings and retirement—the financial information they won’t get in the classroom. The campaign was joined by its partners BPC, Prudential Financial, Commonwealth, and the Center for Retirement Research, in […]

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September 26, 2019

Advice on Personal Finance for Retirees

Ric Edelman discusses the state of retirement preparedness with Michael Finke, Professor at the American College on Financial Services, who offers some advice on how retirees can best spend down their nest egg to enjoy their retirement years.  

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September 18, 2019

The Benefit to Delaying Social Security Benefits

Ric Edelman is joined by Steve Vernon, Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, to talk about strategies people can use to maximize their Social Security benefits.  

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August 24, 2019

The SECURE Act and Retirement Readiness

David Ireland, Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors, chats with Ric Edelman about the four main elements of the bipartisan SECURE Act and what this legislation could mean for those with and without employer-based retirement plans.

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August 18, 2019

Considering Couples’ Retirement Savings

Geoff Sanzenbacher, Associate Director of Research at Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research, joins Ric Edelman to highlight his new research on important considerations for married couples to keep in mind when saving for retirement.  

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August 3, 2019

Social Security Solvency: The Problem and Possible Solutions

Steve Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, joins Ric Edelman to lay out the financial challenges facing Social Security and a few options to achieve solvency in the future.  

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July 20, 2019

Legislation on Small Business’ Retirement Plans

Ric Edelman is joined by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to discuss his newly reintroduced legislation that could help companies, especially small businesses, better support their employees in preparing for retirement.  

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July 13, 2019

CalSavers: California’s New Workplace Retirement Savings Program

Katie Selenski, Executive Director of the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program, talks to Ric about the rollout of the state’s new program and their efforts to ensure that all Californians have access to a workplace retirement savings plan.  

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