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June 16, 2015

Doing More, Not Less, to Save Retirees From Financial Ruin

“Just over 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Michigan added three questions to their Health and Retirement Study, a biennial survey of Americans over 50:
 
■ If $100 earns 2 percent per year, in five years will you have more than $102, less than $102 or $102?
 
■ If the interest rate on your savings is 1 percent per year and annual inflation 2 percent, could you buy more, less or the same with your money in a year’s time?
 
■ Is it true or false that buying a single company stock usually provides a safer return than the stock of a mutual fund?”
 
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Read the full New York Times article by Eduardo Porter here.
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