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July Is National Retirement Planning Month



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ANCHOR LEAD: How far down the road is retirement for you? New statistics reveal generations furthest away from retirement are most concerned if their finances will carry them through their golden years. While the process of investing for retirement may seem daunting, National Retirement Planning month – taking place in July – is the perfect time to reassess your retirement planning strategies. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Financial Fitness, I'm Brian Osuch. Could your age shape how you feel about your finances in retirement? Aron Levine, head of Merrill Edge says their new survey shows younger generations predict more stress than older ones. CUT: (Levine) In our latest Merrill Edge Report, most Gen-Xers and Millennials predict financial stress in retirement, while almost three quarters of retirees think they'll have enough to see them through retirement. SCRIPT: The study also found negative financial feelings can lead to positive actions. CUT: (Levine) Nearly a third of non-retirees are motivated to make positive financial decisions by financial stress, embarrassment or peer pressure. The key to success at any age is to turn negative emotions into positive financial actions. SCRIPT: For more, visit merrill-edge-dot-com-slash-report. That's Financial Fitness from Merrill Edge. Investment products are provided by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Incorporated and are not F-D-I-C insured, may lose value, are not bank guaranteed. M-L-P-F-and-S is a registered broker-dealer, member S-I-P-C and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. Merrill Edge is available through M-L-P-F-and-S, and consists of the Merrill Edge Advisory Center (investment guidance) and self-directed online investing.
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