Can America Afford to Retire?
America's pension shortfall for defined benefit plans alone is estimated to be as high as $7.5 trillion across government and corporate pensions. And the outlook for the alternative of defined contribution plans is equally dire. Only 65 percent of private-sector workers have access to such plans, and only about half contribute. Given that many experts question the feasibility of pension plans to persistently return 6 percent to 8 percent, what can be done to address their shortfalls? What solutions are available for workers not covered by workplace plans? Will new innovative models provide states with a solution? Ultimately, how will the nation save retirement?