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Gen X, as represented in Hollywood's "The Breakfast Club."

Not everyone in the retirement industry might agree, but if you ask Gen Xers, they’re in plenty of trouble when it comes to saving for life post-work. 

Gen Xers certainly haven’t had an easy time of it. They got walloped by the Great Recession and, according to a Pew Economic Mobility analysis in 2013, lost half their wealth between 2007 and 2010. And that was after a slow start in their careers, thanks to the bursting of the dot-com bubble. 

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