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National Retirement Planning Coalition’s Annual Campaign Offers Guidance and Resources for Retirement-minded Americans

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2007 “” The National Retirement Planning Coalition (NRPC), now in its sixth year helping Americans prepare for a financially secure retirement, today announced that this year’s National Retirement Planning Week will be held Nov. 12-16, 2007.

Established by the NRPC in 2002, National Retirement Planning Week is an annual campaign to heighten public awareness of the need for retirement planning, and provide Americans with the information and tools to develop effective retirement planning strategies. Economist, author, and actor/Hollywood personality, Ben Stein, will again serve as the NRPC’s honorary chairperson and principal spokesperson, and Stein is encouraging Americans to not delay beginning the financial retirement planning process.

“For most of us, the success of our retirement will depend on our own savings and sensible, long-term financial planning. However, the longer you wait to get started the more difficult it will be to achieve your goals,” says Stein. “Nobody can do this for you — not the government, your parents and not even the tooth fairy. Because many of us will live well into our 90s, you have to make sure you have enough retirement income to last as long as you do. It would be disastrous to run out of money half-way into your retirement.”

During the week of Nov. 12, the NRPC and its member organizations will host a number of educational initiatives to help Americans achieve retirement readiness, including a national television, radio and print media campaign, and will offer retirement planning information and resources.

“The sooner you begin saving, the longer time your nest egg will have to grow,” says Stein. “If you haven’t started, don’t put it off any longer. Get out your calculators, sharpen your pencils and see a financial advisor. Do whatever it takes to make 2007 the year that you get your financial future on track!”

More information about National Retirement Planning Week 2007 activities will be available in the coming weeks at:

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