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Here’s an unsettling retirement planning thought. With our own children grown or nearly grown, we may think that our responsibilities have ended for seeing that the school systems are successfully educating young children and high schools are turning out graduates who are prepared for work or further training. But Nicole Smith, senior economist at the
Retirement planning is an almost impossible challenge for an increasing number of Americans. The U.S. poverty rate rose to 15.1 percent in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Those receiving Social Security should look at that number and feel blessed. The census calculates that Social Security is keeping another 20 million people out of