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Thanks to the aging of the baby boom generation, the phrases “too little” and “retirement savings” has become almost one word — toolittleretirementsavings. But the real issue is that about half of private-sector employees (55 million workers; many at small businesses) aren’t covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

The popular stereotype is that boomers are lifelong profligates. And the percentage of private-sector workers with such a plan hasn’t budged since 1979. C., no major legislation aimed at boosting coverage has made its way to the President’s desk since 2006.

Its prime beneficiaries: the roughly 6.3 million private-sector employees — nearly two-thirds minority — who work there for companies without retirement plans.

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That was a theme running through a paper by Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith of the Urban Institute presented at the Retirement Research Consortium.

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown is signing into law the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Program (more on that shortly).

When I recently attended the annual Retirement Research Consortium Meeting in Washington D.

Not only would programs like these give more people the ability to save regularly for retirement, they’d likely increase the amount those workers save.

According to the 2016 Employee Benefits Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey, 67 percent of surveyed workers without retirement plans said their assets totaled less than

That was a theme running through a paper by Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith of the Urban Institute presented at the Retirement Research Consortium.

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown is signing into law the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Program (more on that shortly).

When I recently attended the annual Retirement Research Consortium Meeting in Washington D.

Not only would programs like these give more people the ability to save regularly for retirement, they’d likely increase the amount those workers save.

According to the 2016 Employee Benefits Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey, 67 percent of surveyed workers without retirement plans said their assets totaled less than $1,000 in 2015, compared to just 9 percent of ones with retirement plans.

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That was a theme running through a paper by Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith of the Urban Institute presented at the Retirement Research Consortium.Today, California Governor Jerry Brown is signing into law the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Program (more on that shortly).When I recently attended the annual Retirement Research Consortium Meeting in Washington D.Not only would programs like these give more people the ability to save regularly for retirement, they’d likely increase the amount those workers save.According to the 2016 Employee Benefits Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey, 67 percent of surveyed workers without retirement plans said their assets totaled less than $1,000 in 2015, compared to just 9 percent of ones with retirement plans.

,000 in 2015, compared to just 9 percent of ones with retirement plans.

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