The Need for Retirement Income Planning Standards for Mid-market Americans

Meredith, Betty
December 2011
Journal of Financial Planning;Dec2011, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p42
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insights on the need to establish retirement income planning standards aimed at mid-market Americans. She relates that in summer of 2011, she was invited by the Financial Planning Association (FPA) to join a conference call with U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) representatives regarding the recommended solutions for the retirement of American workers. She says that the study by GAO indicates the urgent need for improved retirement decisions by individuals more than 60 years of age. She mentions that poor decisions will affect everyone, not just the retirees.


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