PBS Television - Documentaries

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Program: FRONTLINE

 

Episode: The Retirement Gamble

Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. The Retirement Gamble raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings, and asks whether there is a better way to manage our retirements. These issues apply to all Canadians too, so listen up folks.

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Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. The Retirement Gamble raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings, and asks whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

The Retirement Gamble

After watching the documentary, visit these webpages to view some intriguing articles and useful tools to help educate you on the retirement challenges people face. Are you prepared? What do fees on mutual funds cost you in the long run? Canadian funds are called RRSP's and pensions, but the concept is the same.

Click the titles below to view the links now.

How Retirement Fees Cost You

“The Retirement Gamble” Facing Us All

John Bogle: The “Train Wreck” Awaiting American Retirement

Helaine Olen: Why Your 401(k) Retirement Plan is Failing You

Teresa Ghilarducci: Why the 401(k) is a “Failed Experiment”

​Five Moments that Shaped the 401(k)

Index Funds: The Key to Saving for Retirement?

April 24, 2013

In the special four-hour investigation, "Money, Power and Wall Street," which aired April 24 and May 1, 2012, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

Part One

As Wall Street...

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November 19, 2015

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, media coverage has seen familiar patterns: uncritically repeat government claims, defend expansive state power, and blame the Muslim community for the acts of a few. We discuss media fearmongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating, ISIL’s roots, and war profiteering with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept. "Every time there’s a terrorist attack, Wes...

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