The Takeaway

Planning for Retirement: "The Math Doesn't Work"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

With pension plans nearly obsolete and most employees relying on their companies' 401k plans to prepare for retirement, many Americans may not know how to invest their money into these plans and the associated costs and fees that go along with that. 

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The Takeaway

Has the American Retirement System Failed?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It’s been 30 years since the Individual Retirement Account model, or the 401(k), became the standard way for Americans to save for retirement. And it has failed — or so says Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics at the New School for Social Research.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and Saving for Retirement

Friday, June 08, 2012

Tax-advantaged accounts like the 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are popular ways to invest money for retirement, but unlike traditional pension plans, these plans require people to manage their investment strategies yourselves. Eleanor Laise, Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, and Anthony Webb, research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discuss how these plans work, how best to manage them, and how to plan—and save—for retirement.

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