Originally Posted by Coach
I enjoyed part 1, and look forward to part 2. But the website makes me .... skeptical. Mass Mutual is a sponsor, and there seems to be an emphasis on products one could buy from an insurance company.
Those PBS shows are usually funded by some foundation or company... often if it is financially related, there is a bank or insurance company in there somewhere.
I did not think the show would provide any planning advice that would be helpful.
I thought part 1 was particularly interesting. It provided a historical perspective. Since I have read on the subject in some earlier research, some of the information was not new (to me), but there was some interesting information that I had not heard before or thought about.
If you want to see what America was like before SS (and later Medicare), tune in and watch episode 1. It provides a fairly sobering view of what is in store for older people who do not have pensions and the like.