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Surprising New Retirement Statistics

March 15th, 2012

Surprising New Retirement Statistics By Jan Cullinane NABBW’s Expert on The New Retirement Here are several fascinating findings from the 2012 EBRI (Employee Benefit Research Institute) survey. This is the 22nd year that the EBRI has published its “Retirement Confidence Survey.” The results demonstrate that what we THINK will happen in retirement and what WILL happen are not always the same. I call this “Expectation vs. Reality.” For example: 70% of respondents planned to work in retirement, but only 27% are actually working in retirement. 8% of respondents planned... Read More

When It Comes to Retirement Planning, Gender Makes a Difference

January 31st, 2012

Do men and women think alike? Most of us agree with the title of John Gray\’s book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Ameriprise Financial\’s The New Retirement Mindscape City Pulse Index (2011) gives some insight into how the sexes think about various aspects of retirement: Are planning financially for retirement: Women 72%; Men 77% Are confident they will reach their financial retirement goals: Women 19%; Men 25% Have determined how much $$ they\’ll need in retirement:Women 20%; Men 31% Have invested in stocks and IRAs: Women 46%; Men 54% Are making plans to... Read More