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How to Bridge a Retirement Shortfall

A combination of incremental, not revolutionary, changes can help bridge the gap.

A version of this article was originally published in May 2016.

If you want to get yourself thoroughly depressed, spend a little time looking at statistics about Americans' retirement preparedness. Some of the data are hopeful. Recent research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, for example, finds that 6 in 10 American workers feel confident in their ability to retire comfortably. And people are saving more.