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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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June 16, 2018

What Will Happen if Social Security isn’t Reformed?

Ric Edelman is joined by Jason Fichtner, Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, to consider what could happen to the beneficiaries of Social Security if no action is taken before the program’s trust fund is depleted.

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June 9, 2018

How do Women Fare in Retirement?

Ric Edelman chats with Cindy Hounsell, President of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, to discuss the particular problems that women face in retirement and what can be done to address them.

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June 2, 2018

What Challenges Face Social Security Reform?

Ric Edelman sits down with Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President of Policy for Third Way, to discuss potential solutions to fix Social Security and improve retirement security in general.

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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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