"Broken Eggs" documentary hopes to shed light on U.S. retirement crisisNews added by Benefits Pro on March 25, 2013

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By Paula Aven Gladych

The impending retirement crisis in America is the subject of “Broken Eggs Film: The Looming Retirement Crisis in America,” a documentary conceived and produced by Chad Parks, president and CEO of The Online 401(k).

Parks and his film crew drove across the U.S. interviewing people about their retirement savings and views on retirement. It found that the crisis was brought on by the broken promises of the three-legged stool of retirement.

Pension plans are going by the wayside, bankrupting companies and municipalities; Social Security will be insolvent in 20 years if nothing is done to fix it today; and personal savings is a lot less than it should be.

It is these three legs that the film explores in depth, along with the deeply personal stories of Americans across the country. The startling reality they encountered led the Broken Eggs Film team to create three “Take Action” features on the film’s website. Designed to create a two-way conversation, the Broken Eggs Film site enables individuals to become advocates for fixing this looming retirement crisis.

The interactive site allows people to view other people’s retirement stories and record their own video story to the site by submitting a YouTube link. It also allows individuals to send letters directly to their Representatives and Senators and to add their name to the website’s United Map of Advocates to see who else is taking a stand against the retirement crisis.

Advocates who complete the above three steps have a chance to be included in the credits of the documentary. To take part, visit brokeneggsfilm.com/take-action/.

“In order to combat the looming retirement crisis, everyone’s voice, opinion and concerns need to be heard and magnified,” said Parks. “Individuals are on the front lines of this crisis – workers from every walk of life and at all ages are a crucial part of this conversation as we take it directly to the policymakers and influencers in Washington and elsewhere. The clock is ticking – join the movement!”

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