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July 10, 2019

New Survey by Funding Our Future Shows 31 Percent of Workers Do Not Have Access to Workplace Retirement Savings Plans

Washington, D.C. — Having enough money saved for retirement is one of the biggest financial challenges Americans face. With the central role that 401(k)-type plans have come to play, those who lack the opportunity to save in a workplace retirement account are at a severe disadvantage. In a survey with Morning Consult, the Funding Our Future campaign found that […]

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July 6, 2019

Why the SEC’s Best Interest Regulation May Not Be in Investors’ Best Interest

Barbara Roper, Director of Investor Protection at the Consumer Federation of America, contends in her conversation with Ric Edelman that the SEC’s Best Interest Regulation, meant to protect investors from conflicts of interest, is a misnomer.  

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June 22, 2019

Living Longer Means Saving More

Peter Kaldes, President and CEO of the South Florida Institute on Aging, discusses with Ric Edelman how Americans living longer lives impacts their retirement security.  

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June 8, 2019

Addressing Retirement Readiness: Social Security and the Automatic IRA

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico speaks with Ric Edelman about his experience in the Senate addressing the problem of retirement readiness through proposals like an automatic IRA and improvements to Social Security.  

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May 18, 2019

Increasing Access to Workplace Retirement Savings Plans

John Scott, Director of Retirement Savings at the Pew Charitable Trusts, converses with Ric Edelman about the promise of Auto-IRAs and multiple employer plans in helping workers save for retirement.

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May 4, 2019

The Crucial Role of Financial Literacy

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Chair and President of the Charles Schwab Foundation, joins Ric Edelman to stress the importance of increasing financial literacy from an early age to help Americans help themselves.  

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April 20, 2019

Building Financial Education within the Latino Community

Abigail Zapote, Executive Director at Latinos for a Secure Retirement, talks with Ric Edelman about the need to increase financial knowledge through the intergenerational framework of the Latino community.  

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April 19, 2019

Event Recap: A Conference on The Financial Future of Social Security: Highlights from the Trustees’ 2019 Report

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Board of Trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds released its annual report on the financial challenges facing the program. This report is a critical benchmark for policymakers and the public to understand the state of the trust funds. Their financial futures are critical to […]

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April 13, 2019

The Corporate Pursuit of Financial Security for All

Deborah Winshel, Managing Director and Global Head of Social Impact at BlackRock, joins Ric Edelman to explain how big companies like BlackRock can take action to help individuals achieve a more financially secure future.  

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March 2, 2019

Dispelling Common Myths About Social Security

Kathleen Romig, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, clears up common misunderstandings about Social Security and its future in her conversation with Ric Edelman.

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