The Great American Dream: Decades in a stable, well paying job, then secure retirement and easy street going forward. For most, that dream no longer exists and in fact, a nightmare scenario has arisen. Fewer and fewer Americans these days can even dream of any sort of retirement, with little in savings and insufficient or non-existent pensions to supplement social security payments. In fact, 35% of households heading towards retirement have no savings put aside, as employer pension plans have all but disappeared. With the large gap in income distribution, and the stagnation of middle and lower income wages, putting aside savings becomes nearly impossible for many, and a significant portion of the population is just one catastrophic event- divorce, illness, layoff- away from losing whatever meager savings they have. This coming tsunami of senior poverty is stark and likely unavoidable. To better understand its dimensions, and possible ideas to address it, Read Here.