Native Americans save the least amount of money for retirement compared to all other groups. That’s the sobering statistic from the Social Security Office of Retirement and Disability Policy. Researchers say it’s because Native people face “substantial economic challenges.” Fortunately, Native elders have a network of tribal-run programs they can utilize during retirement that include Meals on Wheels and help with winter heating. We’ll talk about what it takes to retire and what challenges elders currently face when resources dwindle.
Leilani Wilson Walkush (member of the Tlingit tribe) – senior consultant at Breakwater Investment Group
Shawn Spruce (Laguna) – financial education consultant with First Nations Development Institute
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