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exasperated-looking woman Where does the blame lie? At least part of it can be laid at the feet of 401(k)s. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lots of Americans approach fearsome problems by throwing money at them—such as climate change (think survivalism supplies) and wellness (think everything from FitBits to vitamin water to young blood).

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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