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  • A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age

    Many middle-class Americans are financially unprepared for retirement—and that is leading to an array of social tensions with neighbors on more solid footing, especially in planned communities. At one over-55 village, the debate has centered around pickleball and its costs.

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  • Universal Life Insurance, a 1980s Sensation, Has Backfired

    A long decline in interest rates caused premiums to soar when they were supposed to stay level, trapping retirees and forcing many to drop coverage. “These life policies were quicksand,” says one 85-year-old customer.

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  • Unprepared News | Wall Street Journal
  • Unprepared News | Wall Street Journal
  • A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades

    Low incomes, paltry savings, high debt burdens, broken family structures, failed insurance—the U.S. is upending decades of progress in securing life’s final chapter. According to a Wall Street Journal tally, more than 40% of households led by people aged 55 through 70 lack sufficient resources to maintain their living standards.

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  • Unprepared News | Wall Street Journal

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