The Real Reason For America’s Looming Retirement Crisis

Did you know that approximately 40 percent of all American workers have absolutely nothing saved for retirement? And did you know that pension funds in the United States are currently underfunded by about six trillion dollars? Social Security is supposed to be the underlying safety net for our entire retirement system, but it is essentially just a massive Ponzi scheme that everyone agrees is heading for a major disaster. Now that the Baby Boomers have started to retire, it is becoming clear that our society simply does not have the resources necessary to keep all of the promises that we have made to them. We are facing a retirement crisis of epic proportions, and by the end of this article you will understand the real reason why we have gotten into this mess. (Read More...)

10 Incredible Statistics About America’s Coming Retirement Crisis That Will Blow Your Mind

America is facing a retirement crisis that is so colossal that it threatens to collapse the entire financial system.  Millions upon millions of Baby Boomers are preparing to retire, but when you take a close look at the numbers it quickly becomes clear that it is mathematically impossible for us to keep the financial promises that we have made to them.  The truth is that the days when tens of millions of elderly Americans could enjoy a very comfortable retirement are rapidly drawing to a close.  Why?  Well, because there is no money.  The U.S. government is supposed to have 2.5 trillion dollars in the Social Security trust fund for all of these retiring Baby Boomers, but they “borrowed” all of that money over the past 30 years to pay other bills.  Hundreds of other government and corporate pension programs across the United States are either severely underfunded or are not funded at all.  Meanwhile, American workers have been contributing pitifully small amounts to their own retirement funds.  Americans have been too busy drowning in debt as the pursue the American Dream to worry about putting away anything for the future.  So where does all of that leave us?  It leaves us with a complete and total financial nightmare on our hands.  (Read More...)

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