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Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, protest against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on November 7, 2011 in Chicago, Ill. - 

As many young adults struggle with finding a job and paying off student loans, and as families across the country work to pay off their mortgage, another group of people is even more worried about the future: those close to retirement.

AARP recently conducted a survey that shows just how worried Americans over 50 are about the next few decades of their lives.

Here to talk with us in today's Mid-day Extra is Nancy A. LeaMond, an executive vice president at AARP.

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