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Can You Afford to Retire

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Media Literacy Note
Students must learn to be savvy and discriminating readers when learning about topical issues. No Web site can provide all the information a student needs to know, and teachers should encourage students to "interrogate" Web sites even as they are reading. Students should ask themselves: What did I learn from this source? What didn't I learn from this source? Who sponsors this source? What bias might the sponsor have? How current is the site?

FRONTLINE : Can You Afford to Retire?
www.pbs.org/frontline/retirement
The companion Web site to the FRONTLINE film provides: answers to frequently asked questions about pension plans; expert opinions on how much to save for retirement; links to retirement calculators and other resources online; Web-exclusive video on corporate bankruptcy in the steel industry; and extended interviews with industry insiders and retirement specialists explaining the many challenges facing retirees today.

Investing for Beginners: Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Contribution Limits
beginnersinvest.about.com/cs/iras/a/iracontribution.htm
A clear introduction to the two most common types of IRA plans.

Yahoo Finance: Retirement Special Edition
finance.yahoo.com/retirement
This site includes retirement calculators and resources, as well as the following brief articles about retirement issues:

First Day Orders
https://d2d.ali-aba.org/index.cfm?fuseAction=displayArticle&COMPONENT=
4896&NAVMODE=periodicals&NAVSUBMODE=21

A brief description followed and free preview excerpt (PDF file) of an article on the legal tactic that protects the interests of banks during Chapter 11 bankruptcies. (Note: you may have to paste this URL into the search line of your browser.)