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"The Retirement Deception"

Exposing the truth about retirement success

Co-Produced by Gary Goldberg

In The Retirement Deception, Brett Kitchen and Ethan Kap traveled the country to expose the truth about what a successful retirement really is.


They traveled over 18.000 miles and interviewed dozens of real retirees and financial experts about the myths and misconceptions Wall Street has perpetrated on the public about how to retire happily. What they discovered is surprising, although not shocking, if you understand Wall Street's motivation. A successful retirement is not about a big nest egg, a high rate of return, or hoping that the market goes up. Watch this film to see actual real-world Americans who have retired successfully and see how they did it.


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This film features the nation’s top economic minds in this space including Robert C. Merton, Ph.D. (MIT & Nobel Prize winner 1997), William F. Sharpe, Ph.D. (Stanford & Nobel Prize winner 1990), Olivia S. Mitchell, Ph.D. (Wharton & Executive Director of the Pension Research Council), Bridget C. Madrian, Ph.D. (Dean, Marriott School of Management at BYU & former Professor at Harvard & Chicago), David F. Babbel, Ph.D. (Wharton & former Professor at Berkley & a division founder at Goldman Sachs), Moshe A. Milevsky, Ph.D. (York University, Toronto).


The film features government leaders and experts including the Honorable David M. Walker (former US Comptroller General from 1998 to 2008, former Social Security Trustee, former Acting Executive Director of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation — the PBGC), Hon. Mike Gallagher, Ph.D. (currently part of the ‘Trust Act’ bi-partisan commission to structure the fix to the trust problems), Eric A. Cioppa (2019 President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or NAIC and the Insurance Commissioner or Superintendent of Insurance for the State of Maine).

It features industry experts like Ted Benna (the “Father of the 401(k)”), Edward Siedle, Esq. (former SEC attorney who pioneered the field of forensic audits of pensions auditing over $1 Trillion of US Pensions & the recipient of the largest Whistle Blower financial award from the SEC, Sheryl Moore (the industry’s competitive intelligence expert & fact-checker and Chairwoman & Founder of Wink, Inc.), and Tom Hegna (PBS Host: Don’t Worry, Retire Happy who also trained over 300,000 financial advisors), and authors Barry James Dyke (Pirates of Manhattan and Guaranteed Income), and Brett K Kitchen and Ethan Kap (Wealth Beyond Wall Street).  It includes cameos from industry icon Curtis V. Cloke (an Adjunct Professor, keynote speaker, and industry software developer). 

The film’s acting cast includes Abe Mills (singer in the band Jericho Road) and Rachell Mills and their family of the YouTube sensation ‘Sunshine Mafia’. 

This PG-rated film had its theatrical premiere on October 14, 2021.  


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