Employees Asking More Retirement Questions

Retirement planning is an increasing focus for employees, according to a report.

Financial Finesse, a financial education company, said retirement planning questions made up 32% of total questions received by the company’s financial planners in the second quarter of 2012, up from 25% in the same quarter a year earlier, and from 20% in the same quarter of 2010 and 14% in second-quarter 2009.

However, employees’ retirement preparedness remains dangerously low, with the majority indicating they haven’t run a retirement projection or taken a risk tolerance questionnaire to appropriately allocate their assets.

There are early signs that employees’ increased focused on retirement planning, coupled with strong market returns, is beginning to affect their confidence—18% of employees year-to-date indicate they are on track to retire versus 14% in Q1 2012.

The full report is available here.