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Re-Visiting the “3-Legged Stool” Metaphore

You’ve more than likely heard a reference to this term, or seen an image depicting it, somewhere along the lines in your retirement planning. As discussed in a post on by Independent Media Institute writer Richard Eskow, the vision you may have in your mind about the validity of this metaphor may not reflect the current state of retirement’s financial aspects. In fact, Eskow terms it “misleading,” drawing on thoughts published by Social Security Works President Nancy Altman in her documentation of the history of the phrase. Eskow’s article delves into the original design intent of Social Security, and covers what has changed along the way. An interesting perspective, which you can access here…



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