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​Boston, Mass. – Social Security has been a key contributor to the retirement security of millions of older Americans and a cornerstone in retirement planning. After last month's stock market drop, AARP asked Americans 50 and older, "Do you think you have enough saved for retirement to withstand a stock market drop of 10 percent?" More than half (53.6%) said "no." If Americans can't afford to retire when the stock market drops by 10 percent, can they afford to lose 30 percent of their Social Security if they claim early? Have Americans done enough to maximize their benefits for retirement?  How do financial planners approach Social Security in the work they do with their clients?


Social Security Planning in 2015 & Beyond: Perspectives of Future Beneficiaries and Financial Planners, new research by the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) and AARP, sought to explore how the experiences and knowledge of future Social Security beneficiaries compare with the experiences and recommendations of professional financial planners. Being unveiled at the FPA Annual Conference in Boston on Sept. 28, FPA and AARP will hold a press conference on the research to brief the media on the research findings.


WHAT:      FPA/AARP Joint Press Conference


WHEN:     Monday, Sept. 28 from 12:00 to 12:20 p.m. ET


WHERE:    Boston Convention and Exhibition Center – Hall A (by FPA Booth)

                  415 Summer Street, Boston, Mass. 02210


WHO:        Jeannine English – President of AARP

                  Edward W. Gjertsen II, CFP® – President of FPA


The press conference will be followed by a one-hour general session at the conference from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the East/West Ballroom in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to reveal the research findings to more than 2,000 financial planners. Members of the media attending the press conference are also invited to attend the general session.


Members of the media wanting to attend the press conference and/or general session are encouraged to RSVP to one of the following representatives:


For FPA:                                                       For AARP:

Ben Lewis                                                     Joshua Rosenblum

303.867.7190                                                202.434.2548                          




About the Financial Planning Association

Since 2000, the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) has been the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. More than 24,000 FPA members adhere to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure to those they serve. Through a collaborative effort to provide members with One ConnectionTM to tools and resources for professional education, business success, advocacy and community, FPA has become an indispensable force in the advancement of today's CFP® professional. Learn more about FPA at and follow on Twitter at


About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website ​addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at