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Just Views Free Film/Discussion Group: Affording Retirement--Life-Lon­g Challenge

Saving for and managing retirement is vital for all adults of all ages, and highly profitable for the financial services industry. Tonight we’ll view, and then discuss with resources, a gripping PBS Frontline program: Retirement Gamble. The film examines in simple language how working with financial institutions and counselors that are motivated in various ways can impact clients' accumulations of funds, not just for retirement. ("Fund fees can erode as much as half or more of your prospective gains. . . . Over a 50-year investing lifetime, a 2 percent service fee will erode 63 percent of what you would have had by buying index funds. Index fund fees can be a tenth of what the average mutual fund charges. . . . And over time, in bull and bear markets, on average, index funds perform better than their more expensive actively managed fund cousins." Find more online at PBS Frontline Retirement Gamble, where you can watch all PBS programs at any time for free. Use and support PBS!).

Civil multilogue following the feature will range beyond 401Ks and the private mutual funds' performance and fees as spotlighted in the film to public social security's functions current and future. Knowledgeable and novice attendees, both at a distance from retirement and now supporting themselves on savings and social security, as well as financial services professionals and monitors are cordially invited to join us.

Save this Part for Year-Round Reference: 2nd Friday Nights are for Just Views!
Just Views programs start at 7:20 pm, are sponsored by the DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition and are held in Naperville IL at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church at 1828 Old Naperville Road (formerly 4 S 535 Old Naperville Road – new address, same location).

Directions: If coming from east or west on route I-88, exit at Naperville Road onto Freedom Drive. Turn left (East) onto Diehl Road and continue across Naperville Road/Naper Blvd , and then turn left/north at the first street ( Old Naperville Road ). The Unitarian Church is down one block on your right. Note: For other route options and a map, see church website: The church phone is 630/505-9408.

Our timely issues programs are nonpartisan, open to the public, and free -- no reservations required. Parking is free, too. Just Views shows great films about matters vital to social and economic justice on the second Friday of each month throughout the year. View and then share views from different vantages with citizens attending and invited resource persons. Each night is a stimulating, informal, stand-alone program. Join the multilogue!

To receive Just Views meeting notices via e-mail, join our new Just Views & Diversity Dinners group on and find Dupage Peace Through Justice Coalition on Facebook. You can also find meeting notices on our website at Please mark your calendars ahead for the second Friday of every month, share these notices, and bring friends! Just Views Director is sociologist Stephanie Hughes 630/[masked]; Associate Director is Carol Tritschler 630/961-0106.

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