Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in
employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.
More Gen Xers reported they began saving for retirement
between the ages of 25 and 34. According to Scottrade Inc.’s sixth annual American
Retirement Study, 51% reported starting their retirement savings while in this
age range, compared with 39% last year. In contrast, just 30% of Baby Boomers
and 21% of seniors started saving for retirement when between 25 and 34.
35% of Americans think it is possible for a middle-income
family to save for a secure retirement. According to a COUNTRY Financial
survey, this is up six points from the same time last year and is the first
increase in five years.
As of 2011, 11 U.S. presidents were generals in the military
before being elected.
The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts and
she hails from Willows, Wisconsin.
“It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to
be determined not to fail.” —Jimmy Carter
Fifty-nine percent of the first Baby Boomers to turn 65 are
at least partially retired. According to “Transitioning Into Retirement: The
MetLife Study of Baby Boomers at 65,” 45% of Boomers are completely retired and
14% are retired but working part time. Of those still working, 37% say they
will retire in the next year and, on average, plan to do so by the time they