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The PBS news magazine Frontline will take a critical look at baby boomers’ retirement plans in “Can You Afford To Retire?,” a report that will premiere at 9 p.m. EDT May 16.

The report, which will appear on PBS affiliates throughout the United States, will look at failures of traditional defined benefit plans and baby boomers’ low average 401(k) plan savings rates.

The report will point out that the typical boomer enrolled in a 401(k) plan has only enough savings to live on for about 7 years, according to the report producers.

In other financial services media news:

- Wealth Builders Publishing, Sugar Land, Texas, has published “Achieving Financial Freedom in Difficult Times: Rethinking America’s Dysfunctional Mindset about Wealth.”

The author, Carla Cargle, a Stafford, Texas, financial advisor bases much of her advice on a period during which she was unemployed and had trouble paying for food, shelter and other essentials.

- Kaplan Publishing, Chicago, is planning to publish “The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money On Insurance And Still Get The Coverage You Need,” in July.

The author, Kimberly Lankford, is a columnist for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

The book, aimed at consumers, includes chapters on health insurance for consumers age 65, health insurance for retirees, homeowners insurance, automobile insurance, life insurance, long term care insurance and disability insurance.

- The GlaxoSmithKline Group of Cos., Philadelphia, is distributing “Total Value, Total Return: 7 Rules For Optimizing Employee Health Benefits For a Healthier And More Productive Workforce.”

The authors, Dr. Jack Mahoney and David Hom, discuss the importance of companies having efficient health plans that maximize employees’ health and productivity rather than focusing solely on the cost of the health plan itself.


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