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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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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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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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August 11, 2018

Preparing for Retirement in the New Economy and Pathways to Lifetime Income

Ric Edelman speaks with Josh Gotbaum, a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution and former Director of the U.S. Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, about changes workers should make to prepare for retirement in an era with longer lifespans and also how the government can open pathways to retirement income for workers.

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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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July 21, 2018

Flipping the Script: Changing the Politics of Social Security Reform

Ric Edelman sits down with Bob Kerrey, former Democratic Senator from Nebraska, to talk about Congress’s continued inaction on Social Security reform and what Americans can do about it.

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July 14, 2018

Harnessing Technology and Financial Education to Enhance Retirement Security

Ric Edelman chats with Laurie Rowley, Co-Founder and President of the National Association of Retirement Plan Participants (NARPP), on how individuals and businesses can harness financial education and new technologies to boost savings.  

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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 23, 2018

How to “Rewire” Retirement Planning

Ric Edelman is joined by Jamie Hopkins, Associate Professor at the American College of Financial Services, to discuss ways to rewire retirement planning, both in terms of saving in advance as well as how people spend down their nest-egg in retirement.

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