Are you worried about retirement? You are not alone! A new documentary takes a deep look at the state of retirement in America. In this edition of SmartAsset Talks, we interview one of the producers of the Broken Eggs film. Sylvia Flores is passionate about the topic and eager to get this conversation going across the country. We caught up with her at the film’s screening (and one of my highlights of FinCon14!) in New Orleans.
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In the above video Sylvia gives us a glimpse at some of the people who opened their bank accounts and hearts for the documentary. They share their fears and hopes for retirement. The stories are sometimes heartbreaking and at other times inspiring. These are, after all, real people and real stories. Broken Eggs is the result of a 7,000 mile road tour and thousands of interviews.
Sylvia says the goal of the filmmakers is to start the conversation about the looming retirement crisis and encourage education. She hopes that in the future kids will be talking about the topic in grade school. For now, Sylvia tells us it’s already changed her financial habits. While she used to be one of the many not focused on retirement, she is now saving regularly. To see scenes from Broken Eggs, check out our interview above and start talking about the topic!
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Thank you so much to Sylvia for joining us at SmartAsset Talks! This is an ongoing vlog (video blog) series with some of your favorite bloggers and personal finance experts. Keep checking back here for interviews – once a week we will post them right here on the SmartAsset blog.
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