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Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
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Rethink, Repair, Restart: Retirement

(22) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 11:45 AM

We are facing a "retirement crisis" in our nation. What was once a time of life that Americans looked to with great enthusiasm has now become a source of increasing angst. Put simply, people worry that they'll run out of money before they run out of life. National Save for...

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How Will You Save, America?

(21) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 6:22 PM

My father, a mapmaker for the U.S. Army, had modest means but a keen interest in saving and investing. As a child of the Depression, he would have appreciated National Save for Retirement Week, which runs this week and offers everyone the opportunity to build a better financial future.

As...

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Reframing Retirement

(8) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 4:28 PM

The federal government is now soliciting advice on the rules that govern workplace retirement plans. Its core question concerns workers who've reached retirement age. Is it prudent to encourage retirement accounts that afford these retirees guaranteed income for the rest of their lives?

The answer is emphatically yes.

As President...

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Retirement Security, Guaranteed

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 2:02 PM

The economic shocks of the last year have shown it is time to address serious shortcomings in our nation's approach to retirement savings. The dramatic decline in financial markets has reduced the value of 401(k) accounts that Americans are counting on to complement Social Security and has led many retirees...

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