Many public and private programs have been underfunded. That could mean shrinking benefits, smaller cost-of-living increases and later retirements.
Knowing how and when to claim can make a huge difference in lifetime payouts. Therefore, mistakes come at a painfully high price.
Habit, unrealistic expectations or an impulse to help can have costly consequences, particularly for people who are no longer earning an income.
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NFL officials will get to keep, for now, what's become a workplace rarity -- a traditional pension.
About 46% of American retirees have no more than $10,000 in savings at the end of life.
The baby boom generation, instead of raising Social Security taxes on itself, kicked the problem of underfunding down the road.
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