FRONTLINE: The Retirement Gamble DVD

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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. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect ... More
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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. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

Producer: Marcela Gaviria, martin Smith
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2012
Host: Martin Smith
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

13 Reviews
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Mhaskell
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Buy this for yourself. Buy this for your kids!
Review by Mhaskell on 07/17/20 review stating Buy this for yourself. Buy this for your kids!
I wish I had this info when I started contributing to a 401k. If you are in anything but a very low fee SP 500 index fund you are being taken advantage of, unless, of course, your investment strategy is out performing the SP 500 year after year. If take into account the management fees etc., your chances of that are Slim and none, and shot Slim yesterday. Frontline has really served the American worker with this documentary. I immediately rolled over my 401k into an IRA Vanguard SP 500 index mutual fund. Great returns finally. Luckily my last job was one of the last to have a pension plan and they closed that door after I was just hired. I couldnt possibly live on my 401k savings alone. I probably could have if I had seen this documentary earlier in my life.
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Helen754
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Why the 401-K is a false promise
Review by Helen754 on 07/17/20 review stating Why the 401-K is a false promise
Think your pension is safe in a 401-K, OMG. This is about your time and is as scary as the Retirement Heist was about the 80s 90s pension losses.
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Old G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
must see for all working people, i.e., 99%
Review by Old G. on 07/17/20 review stating must see for all working people, i.e., 99%
If you think investment improves your bottomline this will reappraise your beliefs. Perhaps that mason jar buried under a special spot in the back yard is safer, unless you suffer dementia. The crooks on Wall St are still stealing even after Millekin only did 2 years.
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Sam
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
best ever
Review by Sam on 07/17/20 review stating best ever
every one paying on 401k should watch this, it may save your retired life.
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Bill
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
GREAT
Review by Bill on 07/17/20 review stating GREAT
WELL DONE INFORMATIVE
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Abw
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
excellecnt
Review by Abw on 07/17/20 review stating excellecnt
Eye opening presentation of the facts and failures of the retirement system
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Waiting D.
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1.0 star rating
07/17/20
We have not recieved this item yet.
Review by Waiting D. on 07/17/20 review stating We have not recieved this item yet.
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Penny V.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bought One For Myself and one for the Ne
Review by Penny V. on 07/17/20 review stating Bought One For Myself and one for the Ne
We need more like this to keep us abrest of how we are still being taken by a lot of the financial institutions.
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Gamh
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A must-see
Review by Gamh on 07/17/20 review stating A must-see
I saw the program on TV and purchased it for my adult children. Our high schools should include financial literacy among the graduation requirements, but since they do not, we must educate ourselves. The Retirement Gamble helps make us aware of certain pitfalls in traditional retirement planning and also points out some ways to improve ones chance of investing profitably for retirement.
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Karen L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great A Must to Secure Retire Invest
Review by Karen L. on 07/17/20 review stating Great A Must to Secure Retire Invest
Very revealing and will raised questiions on our investiment status and whether we are doing the best for ourselves now preparing for retirement. We must be aware and ensure our savings will grow and will be there when we need them.
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Afgail
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Stealing from Retirement Fund
Review by Afgail on 07/17/20 review stating Stealing from Retirement Fund
Frontline shows you all the hidden ways (fees disguised and obscured) the retirement fund managers rob from your retirement fund. Bottom line: Actively managed funds are proven to NOT outperform the market. Your best bet is to buy indexed funds, like SP. Then you are riding the market without the managers taking as much as 60% of your returns in compounded fees over the life of your IRAs
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Jhines1969
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent
Review by Jhines1969 on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent
Watch this DVD and you will understand why republicans in congress talk about defunding PBS. Wake up America!!!
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Mike E.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Retirement Gamble
Review by Mike E. on 07/17/20 review stating The Retirement Gamble
Every investor should watch this show. Understanding the information in this presentation is the starting point of a successful investment experience. Fees are a major factor; but, this show understates the underperformance of active management, fees aside! Many investors poor experiences are due to poor decisions by themselves or their advisors--dwarfing the effects of expenses. Make a plan and stick to it. Step 1 of plan: watch The Retirement Gamble f


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