Filene exclusiveIn the quirky2013 film Nebraska, the main character ventures off on across-country trek to collect a million dollar jackpot to fund hisgolden years. In the end, he discovers it was a scam.

While this tale of irrational retirement dreams is extreme, thereality for many baby boomers is that they've been left to plantheir own retirements as defined benefit pensions have been on thedecline.

For credit unions, the shift toward defined contribution planssuch as 401(k)s and 403(b)s opens up an opportunity to meet theneeds of boomers through living trusts and related services.Boomers are looking for mechanisms to maximize the income of thesepayouts to fund their retirements and provide for the needs oftheir children.

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