Saving for retirement still important, says tonight's webcast

If you have some time tonight, and you don't have a burning desire to watch Jeopardy, Entertainment Weekly and whatever else is playing during the 7 to 8 p.m., EST hour, there's a program you might want to check out -- on the Web.

Charles Gibson, the former host of ABC News, will be hosting Retirement after Recession: Keeping the Dream On Track. It's a program hosted by Bank of America's division Global Wealth & Investment Management.

Gibson will be moderating a panel of experts who will look at the financial challenges we're facing and discussing why it's important to be planning for retirement, no matter what the state of the economy. The panelists include:


Steve Forbes (chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. He also ran for president a couple times)
David Laibson (Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University)
Gail Sheehy (author and award-winning journalist)
Ethan Harris (head of North America Economics for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research).

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

How the economy has affected Americans' retirement portfolios
The emotional and social factors facing people who are about to retire
The results of what Bank of America is calling "groundbreaking" 401(k) research
Best ways to save for retirement
Making capitalism work for you in retirement.

To see this live Webcast, just click on ML.com/retire tonight (Tuesday, April 13) at 7 p.m., EST. You'll also be able to access the program at MarketWatch and CBS MoneyWatch.com. If you go to the ML.com/retire before tonight, feel free to submit any burning question you have on the topic. The panel may answer it.

Geoff Williams is a frequent contributor to WalletPop. He is also the co-author of the book Living Well with Bad Credit.
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