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U.S. short of what's needed to retire

Sep 15, 2010
New research says Americans are more than $6 trillion short of what they need for retirement. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Steve Chiotakis about what that number is based on and if it could get worse.
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'The trillion dollar gap' in pension funds

Sep 2, 2010
Regardless of economic climate, government offices continue to pay pensions. But the Great Recession is making governments re-think future employee pensions and how to deal with the pensions they're currently doling out.
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Retiree insurance program kicked off today

Aug 31, 2010
The Early Retiree Reinsurance Program was created to encourage employers to keep company health plans, until health insurance becomes cheaper in 2014. But Congress only allocated $5 billion to the program, which analysts believe will run out within two years.
Posted In: Health, Retirement

The 'Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security'

Aug 27, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to author Mark Miller about his book "Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security," on how to plan your retirement without taking on too much risk.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Young investors wary of stock market

Aug 27, 2010
It's a tough time to be young and thinking about your retirement. The recession made lots of investors wary of the stock market, but the big returns are key for a comfortable retirement. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Getting started on planning for retirement

Aug 26, 2010
Question: I am 51 and an independent consultant/writer. Love my work, but it keeps me poor. Due to resolved disability issues, I only entered the...
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MID-DAY UPDATE: More Americans are tapping their retirement savings ...

Aug 20, 2010
Fidelity: Records numbers are raiding their 401(K)s American Airlines hit with record fine Transocean: BP's hiding info about the Gulf spill. BP...
Posted In: 401(k)s, American Airlines, BP, coffee, Elizabeth Warren, FAA, Fidelity, Gulf oil spill, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, poem, rap, Retirement, Smuckers, Transocean

A rise in hardship withdrawals

Aug 20, 2010
A new report from Fidelity Investments says more Americans are dipping into their 401(K)s and other similar funds. Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large at CBS MoneyWatch, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why a record number of people are making hardship withdrawals.
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Getting personal: Supplementing retirement, college costs

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof from CBS Moneywatch.com answer listener questions on how to invest to supplement retirement in the future, how much to help a child out with college costs and how to dig yourself out of college debt.
Posted In: Education, Retirement

Forget 65, Americans should retire earlier

Aug 13, 2010
Marketplace's Economics Editor Chris Farrell argues that retirement age can be lowered -- without ruining the Social Security system.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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