Presidential Debate: Your Financial Questions

From dwindling retirement accounts to high gas prices, consumers want answers.

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In preparation for the first presidential debate this Friday, I want to know what you would ask the candidates. Do you want to know what they would do to help your drooping retirement account? Or how they plan to deal with rising gas and food prices? Or maybe whether you can get a government bailout for your own bad debts?

To start things off, I asked Catherine Collinson, president of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, what she would like to ask. Here's her question: "With more Americans struggling to make ends meet, often at the expense of retirement, what would you do, if elected, to help Americans better prepare for a financially secure future?"

Now it's your turn—what would you ask the candidates? One randomly selected commenter will receive a copy of Jennifer Barrett's The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough.