Across generations, investors with $5 million of investable assets have created a new retirement roadmap.
Fewer than four in 10 advisers say they have a successful track record of partnering with their clients’ children or spouses on successful wealth transitions, meaning the stability and longevity of many advisers’ practices may be in question.
Employees surveyed said their ideas and feeling about money varied greatly throughout each life stage, and 40% identified more with others who are going through similar life events than those in defined generations.
They have mortgages, second homes, kids going to college and elderly parents. They’re even thinking about long-term care policies.
Because people are living longer, healthier lives, the Wells Fargo Investment Institute has suggested different ways that Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers can successfully save for retirement.
Among all age groups, 76% think people in their generation will have a harder time achieving financial security in retirement than their parents, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found.
They may be grappling with debt for decades to come, according to Nationwide Advisory Solutions.
Three-quarters of Baby Boomers think they will have enough money to live comfortably during retirement, but only 35% of Gen Xers share this optimism.
Nearly half owned their funds only through their employer-sponsored retirement plans, according to the ICI.
However, only 24% of women say they are comfortable with their knowledge on investing, Fidelity Investments found.
Among those who know how their 401(k) assets are allocated, they had 51% of their assets in equities, Legg Mason learned in a survey.
Twenty-nine percent say financial planning makes them feel “excited and inspired,” a survey by Northwestern Mutual found.
Seventy-five percent believe their 401(k) plan is in better shape now than ever before, according to Charles Schwab.
They also believe having an adviser they can trust is important for their financial confidence.