Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

A woman who reached age 65 in 2010 can expect to live another 20.4 years.

According to the Social Security Administration, women who reach age 65 in 2010 can expect to live another 20.4 years in retirement, compared to 18.1 years for men. This means that women need more retirement savings than men unless they are covered by a pension that provides sufficient lifetime income. Unfortunately, older women are less likely to have income from pensions.

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Capping big pensions: How much is too much?

by Ed Mendel, Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA), April 04, 2012

Most Baby Boomers Will Work for Life

by Dave Bernard, U. S. News & World Report, October 21, 2011

Retirement at risk

by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011