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Planning for 75 at 25: Saving for Retirement and How Policy Affects You


WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave NE, Room 902, Washington, DC, 20002

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Two-thirds of Americans aged 21 to 32 have saved nothing for retirement. You don’t have to be one of them.

How can you get ahead of the curve, and prepare now to comfortably retire later? How much should you save, and where should you save it? What do you need to know about how public policy is affecting your retirement security now and in the future?

To help answer these questions, join top-ranked financial advisor Ric Edelman and other experts on August 22 at a Funding Our Future event, where speakers will discuss how young professionals can best prepare for retirement, upcoming opportunities in retirement policy, and how the future of entitlement programs could affect the retirement security of future generations.

Test your knowledge! Take a short Financial Literacy 101 quiz from The American College of Financial Services. Quiz results will be presented at the event.

Does your solution to Social Security’s financial challenges add up? The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s tool, The Reformer, lets you decide how to close Social Security’s shortfall. 

Boxed lunches will be provided in accordance with House and Senate ethics rules.

Can’t join us in person? The event will be webcast on this page.


Ric Edelman 
Founder and Executive Chairman, Edelman Financial Services
Host of the Ric Edelman Show

Charles Blahous
J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair and Senior Research Strategist, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Former Public Trustee, Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Marc Goldwein
Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Jamie Hopkins
Associate Professor, The American College of Financial Services
Co-Director, The American College’s New York Life Center for Retirement Income

James Klein
President, American Benefits Council

Monique Morrissey
Economist, Economic Policy Institute

Ida Rademacher
Vice President and Executive Director of the Aspen Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute

Kathleen Romig
Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Robert Reischauer
Distinguished Institute Fellow and President Emeritus, Urban Institute
Former Public Trustee, Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds