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.
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. - 
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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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