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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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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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March 31, 2018

How Can We Solve the Impending Social Security Crisis?

Ric Edelman chats with Syl Schieber, former Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board, on Social Security’s financing challenges and the steep price of waiting to address them.  

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March 10, 2018

Why More Americans Need to Save for Retirement

Ric Edelman chats with Dallas Salisbury, former president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, about the state of retirement security in America, including Social Security, IRAs, 401(k)s, and the critical need for you to contribute to a retirement savings account.

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March 3, 2018

How Can Retirement Security Be Improved for Low-Income Americans?

Ric Edelman chats with Ida Rademacher, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program, on the retirement security challenges facing Americans and how we can give more people the opportunity to save both for retirement and emergency needs.

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February 24, 2018

Retirement Security for Latinos

Ric Edelman chats with Eric Rodriguez, a vice president at UnidosUS, on the state of retirement security for Latinos in America and reforms that could improve the picture.

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February 20, 2018

Giving American Retirement Security the Attention It Deserves

Millions of hard-working Americans lack the financial tools, opportunities and information necessary to plan for retirement. That is why we have launched the Funding Our Future campaign, to highlight this problem for policymakers and urge them to pursue solutions.

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February 10, 2018

Achieving Financial Security in Retirement for All

Ric Edelman and David Newville, Director of Federal Policy at Prosperity Now!, discuss the financial security challenges Americans face in retirement, focusing in particular on low and middle income households.

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