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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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September 15, 2020

The savings gap for Americans is a key component of economic stability — here’s what we can do about it.

The already-shaky financial picture for many American households has been further threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. In particular, a lack of emergency savings was a serious problem long before this crisis, and many households are now draining what little they had. Liquid savings, of course, is only one piece of the […]

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September 10, 2020

How COVID could impact Social Security benefits down the line

  Andrew Biggs of AEI joins Ric to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on Social Security’s solvency and the unintended consequences on older Americans — specifically those who turn 60 this year.

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September 10, 2020

Legislative efforts for working seniors in the pandemic

Ric interviews Congresswoman Jackie Walorski to discuss her proposed legislation that could help provide economic relief to seniors who continue working or return to work after claiming Social Security benefits.

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September 10, 2020

New survey examines American saving habits in the wake of the pandemic

Jeanniey Walden of DailyPay joins Ric to discuss findings from a new survey around the pandemic’s impact on household finances and what could help financial habits for American workers moving forward.

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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: Lessons 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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