Why Your Parents Retired Happier Than You Will

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Aaron Freeman / Money Talks News

The world is a different place today than it was for my parents.

During their working years, they made less money than I make. Yet they retired at an earlier age, their retirement income was higher, their retirement expenses were lower and their overall retirement security was more assured.

What happened?

In this week’s “Money” podcast, we’re going to talk about why my parents, and probably yours, had an easier time preparing for retirement than we will and, more important, how we can overcome the odds and have plenty of gold for our golden years.

As usual, I share the broadcast booth with longtime financial journalist and fellow podcaster Miranda Marquit.

Sit back, relax and give it a listen!

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About me

I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and I have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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