Retirement Crisis

A Disturbing Warning About Retirement In America From “The Sam Spade Of Money Management”

He’s been called the Sam Spade of money management, the financial watchdog, and the pension detective. And now he’s warning that “We are on the precipice of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world”, with millions of elderly in the United States alone at risk of falling into poverty in the coming decades as a result of… 

Why The Next Bear Could Shred Even Substantial Retirement Portfolios

Whenever the next bear market arrives, it may be an especially devastating one for retirees – even those who have managed to build substantial retirement portfolios. Why? The author of today’s article lays out the case, which includes some recent revelations by the U.S. government regarding Social Security and Medicare that he states “will surely have far-reaching consequences.” For more,… 

“Retirees In The Lurch”: Warnings From A New Government Report

A new report from the Government Accountability Office details the serious retirement challenges that Americans are facing, and – in an effort to ward off (or at least mitigate the damage from) an impending retirement crisis in the country, is urging lawmakers in Congress to form an independent commission to study – and come up with solutions to – these… 

The Creative (And Radical?) Solution To The Retirement Crisis

The author of today’s article notes that the “standard prescription” for most retirees these days is “a combination of working longer, living on less, and reducing expectations for their retirement dreams.” But for those who either cannot – or refuse to – comply with that dreary prescription, there is a more creative retirement solution to consider: retiring abroad in a… 

“Squandered Opportunity”: What Baby Boomers Got Wrong, Leading To A Retirement Crisis

That baby boomers face a retirement crisis is a widely accepted fact. But what caused it? It may seem that the answer to this question must be complicated, but the author of today’s article has a relatively simple explanation, stating that “If I had to point to one variable that could explain why so many are so ill-prepared for retirement… 

The Donald & Your Retirement: How The Trump Presidency May Impact Social Security, Financial Advice And More

Today’s article notes that while, “as a candidate, Donald Trump barely mentioned America’s retirement crisis…As president, he will have enormous power over the issue, bolstered by Republican control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.” So in what ways might the impending Trump presidency affect the retirements of Americans? The author looks at the impact his administration may have… 

Battle Plan For “The Coming Retirement Crisis”

The author of today’s article divides the 10,000 baby boomers that are turning 65 each day into two groups: those that will depend on Social Security as a major source of income in retirement and those that have more savings and will therefore be less reliant on Social Security. To those in the latter group, however, she cautions that “it’s…