Esteemed economist, Laurence Kotlikoff, can hold two seemingly contradictory views at one time. While he believes that the fiscal gap of the U.S. federal government–sum of all obligations on our books–is about 15 times the published number of $20 trillion, he’s not shy about trying to help individual Americans ‘Get What’s Yours’ from the complex Social Security system(which is also on the verge of bankruptcy). And while he believes America is now bankrupt, and in a much worse situation than Greece, he’s not beyond trying to help you develop the ‘economist approach’ to saving for retirement by way of his MaxiFi program. He considers it a revolutionary new tool in retirement planning. We try to engage Laurence Kotlikoff on all these subjects so we can improve your micro-finances even if the macro-finances of our society are in tatters.