In addition to savings and investment considerations, a new survey suggests that part of a healthy retirement plan will include a consideration of early retirement because not all Americans will be able to work as long as they plan.
Data & Research
Mandatory retirement will be illegal in Canada beginning Tuesday, and a new survey finds that this will have quite an effect on the Canadian working population.
While the top two income tiers of Americans approaching retirement have comparable assets, those classified in a new study as affluent are still focused on accumulating assets and are more likely to need their money for short-term life events.
Almost three-quarters of employees (71%) and half of retirees (50%) said they were very concerned about their long-term financial future, according to the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index.
A survey from AARP Financial has found Californians over age 50 report being overwhelmed with too many choices, turned off by complex prospectus language and not sure who to turn to for advice, and are thus falling behind in their retirement savings.
A recent study has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) baby boomers have more concerns about long-term care in retirement than the general population.
About a third of eligible employees stayed on the retirement savings sidelines instead of joining their workplace plan, according to new Vanguard Group data.
A joint survey from Americans for Secure Retirement (ASR) and the Latino Coalition has found that 70.9% of Hispanic adults have less than $5,000 saved for retirement.
Employees are concerned about the effect greater benefit costs will have on their retirement savings, a survey found.
The average employee needs to contribute an additional $11,400 to their retirement savings – or 21.2% of pay - annually to get back on track to having a big enough nest egg for them to live on in retirement, according to the latest data from a continuing retirement savings study.
Women ages 21 to 64 have a slight edge when it comes to saving for retirement in an employer plan, according to a new study.
A new study from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) shows that 401(k) plans, originally perceived as a supplement to worker pensions, now have more than twice as many participants as private-sector defined benefit plans.
Little thought bent toward retirement
Nearly four in 10 (38%) of the chief financial officers (CFO) in a recent survey said their firms expected to add 401(k) automatic enrollment programs as a result of the recently enacted Pension Protection Act (PPA).
A survey conducted by Towers Perrin immediately following President Bush's signing of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) found more employers are likely to maintain their defined benefit pension plans than freeze them in response to the Act's more stringent funding requirements.
A recent study, "Spending and Investing in Retirement" by LIMRA and the Society of Actuaries offers insight into how people determine they are ready to retire and how they are faring in retirement.
A new survey finds that retirees are most concerned about the impact of the investment markets and an unexpected medical issue on their post-career standard of living.
Most employers (80%) consider the company-sponsored defined contribution retirement plan to be the primary vehicle for their employees' retirement income, but almost half (43%) are concerned that their employees are not saving enough for retirement, according to Wells Fargo's 2006 Best Practices in Retirement Plans Survey.