About the Program

65. Whether it’s far off or right around the corner, building a secure retirement is a concern for every American. After a global pandemic and volatile stock market, many are left confused and anxious about their personal finances.

To continue the multi-year effort, PBS Books is producing a new series of monthly financial and investor education events – arming viewers with trusted information on what to do about their personal investments amid a changing retirement landscape.

Through livestreaming, each virtual event will feature qualified experts from across the country, who can provide information and insight on different financial topics. Viewers will have an opportunity to submit comments and get answers in real time. Each event takes place the fourth Friday of each month at 1 p.m. ET on Facebook Live.

What began as a national Public Television documentary, produced by Detroit Public Television in 2016, ‘When I’m 65’ is now a national movement with robust online resources, toolkits, and local engagement events to help all generations of Americans navigate retirement planning.

On the Next Episode

May 28, 1pm ET: Retirement Readiness for Military Families

Listen in as experts discuss the tools servicemembers and their families have available to plan and save for their future. How does the military’s 2018 blended retirement system work? What sort of VA benefits are available to service members?

Even if you served in the military years ago, you may be eligible for valuable grants or interest-free loans created to help veterans and their families deal with COVID-related financial challenges, or transition to civilan life after military service. Where to go to find more resources for life after leaving the military?

Plus, members of the military are often targeted by scammers. Learn how to recognize and avoid scams… and so much more, May 28th at 1pm ET.


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When I’m 65 is funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT). The IPT is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Since 1993 the IPT has worked with the States to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions.

State regulatory offices are also playing a key role in this education series. Securities regulators are devoted to protecting citizens from fraud by regulating investment firms and investment products offered in each state, and providing unbiased financial and investor education resources online for free. To learn more about the agency where you live, visit nasaa.org/contact-your-regulator.

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