Retirement savings update

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Guests: Ben Steverman, Gary Burtless

How do you plan to pay for retirement?  In this hour, we’re going to talk about the current trends, statistics, and options for maintaining a comfortable lifestyle when you’ve decided to stop working.  Is the 401(k) a bad deal, as one of the program’s early champions recently stated?  How do the current saving options compare to pensions?  We’ll also talk about what the future portends for retirement, between the potential shifts in Social Security policy and banking regulations. We’ll hear from BEN STEVERMAN, who writes about personal finance for Bloomberg, and from GARY BURTLESS, senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution.

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