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?

2 in 5 older American households have retirement savings accounts.

In 2007, 41 percent of households with a household head age 65 or older had one or more retirement savings accounts. Retirement savings accounts include 401(k)-type retirement plans, Individual Retirement Accounts and Keogh plans.  If one member of a household had a retirement savings account the household is counted.  Household members may also have income from a pension or annuity.

Latest News

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