With so much uncertainty, should you plan for a worst-case scenario or a best-guess one and run the risk of falling short?
The two obvious choices are to trim benefits and/or increase taxes, but there are still tough decisions to make.
The higher contribution limits make this plan an excellent retirement savings option, and it's easy to set up.
Nearly all their anticipated safety nets have developed gaping holes, and few have saved enough.
Too good to be true? Study shows that seniors who go shopping daily have longer life expectancy.
It's a lot easier if you begin preparing years ahead, but it can be done even if you don't start saving until you are 50.
The report predicts there will be 11.1 million people 65 and older still working by 2018, nearly twice the current number.
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