NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company released today the third in a series of "Retirement Reality Show" videos exploring the attitudes, behaviors and experiences of Americans as they prepare for and live through retirement. The third episode in the company's "Retirement Reality Show" series, "Protecting Retirement – Not a Walk in the Park," juxtaposes candid interviews with real people talking about how they protect what's important to them. "We took to Manhattan's Central Park to ask people a series of questions about protection," said Chris Winans, senior vice president, External Affairs at AXA Equitable. "We discovered that people are clear about insurance coverage for protecting their cars, homes, health and lives, but when it comes to protecting one of their most important and valuable assets – their retirement nest eggs – confusion reigns. "No one would think of not paying to insure their real estate assets against loss, yet the ability to protect retirement assets was a foreign concept to most of the people we asked. Our goal in sharing these interviews is to encourage people to seek guidance about how to do that." AXA Equitable's "Retirement Reality Show" video series complements the company's ongoing research and thought leadership programs on the issues surrounding retirement and serves as a platform for taking the public's pulse on financial risks and preparedness. The purpose of the series is to learn firsthand what real retirement savers and retirees are thinking and doing. To access "Protecting Retirement – Not a Walk in the Park," please visit The Source, AXA Equitable's multi-media Web page that provides information and thought leadership on a wide array of financial protection and retirement planning topics. Previous episodes in AXA Equitable's "Retirement Reality Show" series include: Series Premier: "Is Retirement a Shore Thing? Wall Street Hope Meets Boardwalk Reality" Episode Two: "A Garden State of Mind: Expecting the Unexpected?" Please note that the comments made in this video are not intended as investment or securities advice and do not constitute an offer or solicitation of any kind.