American Workers and the Retirement Squeeze

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For the first time since the New Deal, retiring Americans will be worse off than their parents, and it's not just because of the Great Recession. Guaranteed pensions have been replaced by 401(k)'s -- but they make more for the financial industry than they do for retirees. There's a growing consensus that more than half American workers over 30 will be unprepared for retirement. Can popular personal financial advisers help? Are wage earners at fault for spending instead of investing or are they just not making enough money?

Credits

Guests:
Helaine Olen - journalist and author - @helaineolen, Teresa Ghilarducci - New School for Social Research - @tghilarducci, David C. John - Heritage Foundation - @Heritage, Nevin Adams - Employee Benefit Research Institute - @nevinesq

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Kerry Cavanaugh, Caitlin Shamberg