A Mother And Daughter With Very Different Retirement Plans

Many workers have pensions and retirement savings plans through their employers, but many don’t—especially if they are freelancers, self-employed, or part-time workers.

In this installment of our week-long series on retirement, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Bessie Lyman and her daughter, Andrea Lyman.

Bessie is 87, and when she retired years ago from teaching, she had a pension and substantial savings. Andrea is 61, and as an actress and a singer, she doesn’t have much retirement savings at all.

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