Retiring? Place Your Bets

August 19, 2014 CLEE25 Leave a Comment

Watch Frontline: The Retirement Gamble tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 19) at 9 p.m. on WPT.

I feel comfortable taking some chances in life. Exploring a new country by myself? Sure. Trying a recipe that sounds utterly questionable? Sign me up. But despite my general openness to chance, I’d rather not gamble on my future retirement.

I’m 99.9 percent sure I’m not the only person who takes retirement seriously. Frontline: The Retirement Gamble first aired last year. The premiere prompted conversations about the security of our nation’s retirement structure, and many took to Twitter to voice their opinions.

Just had a chance to watch @frontlinepbs‘s #TheRetirementGamble – great exposé for the general public.
– Jeffrey Guenette (@gunetty) April 29, 2013

Not yet 30 yo but I should probably start thinking about my retirement. It doesn’t look too sunny via @frontlinepbs
– Hannah Yi (@hannahyi) May 3, 2013

Every American should watch this…The Retirement Gamble | FRONTLINE | PBS
– Keith Fitzgerald (@keithmfitz) April 21, 2013

“You put up 100% of the capital, you take 100% of the risk, and you get 30% of the return.”
– Jason Breslow (@jbrezlow) March 27, 2013

If you missed the initial broadcast, you’re in luck. Tonight at 9 p.m., the popular program returns to Wisconsin Public Television for an encore presentation – and you can watch it online now, below. If you’re interested in learning more about planning for retirement and why, according to Frontline, it’s a gamble as to whether IRAs or 401Ks will assure a safe retirement, tune in. Be sure to share your thoughts about the program with us by tweeting @wispublictv or commenting on Facebook!

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