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Middle-Class Workers' Retirement at Risk

Today's federal budget trends threaten tomorrow's retirement

En español | One of the more disturbing findings from the AARP Public Policy Institute's yearlong "Middle Class Security Project" is that unless we are able to reverse the trends that threaten the middle class, many of today's middle-class workers — especially those in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s — will not have a middle-class retirement. In fact, 30 percent of those currently in the middle class will become low-income retirees. This middle-class squeeze is not just a challenge for the 50-plus population of today, it's also a challenge for the 50-plus population of tomorrow. … Back to Article

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