Some people are being told to put away too much money for the future, and as a result, aren't living as well as they could be today, says economist Larry Kotlikoff. Jean talks with Larry, author of Spend 'Til the End: The Revolutionary Guide to Raising Your Living Standard—Today and When You Retire, about how to determine how much money you really should be saving for retirement.
Larry says the retirement savings calculators at most financial institutions overestimate the amount of money you need to save. He says those same institutions then induce you to buy high-yield but very risky equity funds in order to hit a target that's already too high to begin with.
Larry says individuals should focus on the following three points rather than an unrealistic retirement savings goal set by a self-serving financial institution:
Published on September 04, 2008