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More blah, blah, blah on blight of Americans retirement, but updated for 2016...

26th annual study by Employee Benefit Research Institute. Nothing new with the exception that "confidence" is higher about ability to retire despite basically no measurable change in finances. I guess that highlights America's indomitable spirit...





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I guess that highlights America's indomitable spirit...
Or bad math skills

Thanks for the link to the story. Here's a link to the study, which will definitely be an interesting read https://www.ebri.org/pdf/briefspdf/E....Mar16.RCS.pdf
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26th annual study by Employee Benefit Research Institute. Nothing new with the exception that "confidence" is higher about ability to retire despite basically no measurable change in finances. I guess that highlights America's indomitable spirit...
Or maybe the "someone will come to the rescue, they won't really let me fail" belief.
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Or maybe the "someone will come to the rescue, they won't really let me fail" belief.
I hear a lot of "my family will take care of me".
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"financial wellness" is starting to be a hot topic, and for good reason looking at that study
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Or bad math skills

Thanks for the link to the story. Here's a link to the study, which will definitely be an interesting read https://www.ebri.org/pdf/briefspdf/E....Mar16.RCS.pdf

I suspect we're both correct...


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What's the old saying? "If you're not panicking you are failing to grasp the seriousness of the situation". My observations and personal experience with people is they are mostly dumbasses.

And that thing about "I'll get mine by taxing yours"? They're not even that smart. TAX CUTS! Small government! I don't see where any of that is gong to change.
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