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Historically, retirement savings sat on a three-legged stool made up of pensions, personal savings and Social Security. We learned how broken this stool was during our trip across the country to produce Broken Eggs, a documentary that uncovered the severity of the looming retirement crisis — pensions are nearly extinct, personal savings are at historic lows and Social Security funds are drying up. Altogether, millions of Americans are falling short of that fairytale ending of a secure and comfortable retirement.

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