31 03, 2014

Are Boomers Headed for Retirement Disaster?

2014-03-31T20:45:19-07:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , |

Is America on the brink of a retirement disaster? Baby boomers are chugging their way toward retirement and many see a train wreck ahead. So how bad is it? Answering these questions depends a bit on optimism or pessimism about the future. You can count me on the pessimistic side, but that doesn’t mean I’m pessimistic about all boomers. I’m just pessimistic about the ones who are probably least likely to see a financial advisor. America is in the [...]

24 03, 2014

Face the hard truth about retirement

2014-03-24T22:10:22-07:00March 24th, 2014|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

Over half of workers who are actively participating in 401(k)-type savings plans are accumulating debt faster than they are building their retirement nest egg. And a new survey of U.S. workers and retirees just released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows more than one-third of workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement; more than half have less than $10,000 set aside. Think about that for a minute. Denial or hoping to win the lottery are becoming the [...]

12 03, 2014

Thomas Mackell: ‘Pensions Are On the Chopping Block: It’s Them Against Us’

2014-03-12T21:34:48-07:00March 12th, 2014|Categories: Pension Reform|Tags: , , , , |

Over the last few years a wealth of information has been presented in the media and from think tanks and elsewhere that deal with the changing face of the workplace. More and more we read and we hear from our family members, friends or associates that they fear that they won’t be able to retire. They won’t be able to retire because they cannot afford to do so. Why is that the case? There is a plague spreading throughout [...]

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