Updated Friday, August 1, 2014 as of 3:55 AM ET
DC Plans Work -- When Backed by Social Security
Defined contribution plans like the 401(k)s and IRAs were introduced more than 30 years ago to create a more stable retirement for Americans.
A new study of brand-new retirees with such plans finds they are, indeed, faring well but only thanks to an additional big lift from Social Security income and a willingness to economize.   more »
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