More than half of all investors (52%) are getting more
involved in retirement planning. According to a press release, self-reliance
increased after hearing about experiences of a friend or loved one going
through a personal financial crisis.
In addition, younger investors are saving more money now,
taking advantage of their longer time horizon. Approximately half of Gen Y (48%)
and Gen X (53%) have increased their retirement contributions.
Ninety-five percent of all respondents say they would not
be willing to spend less in retirement, and in addition to planning and saving
more, they are willing to work longer to make sure they don’t have to.
Among Older Boomers and Gen Y, 40% of both groups plan to
postpone their retirement date. Compared to the previous survey, postponement
declined among older generations (previously 61%) but rose for Gen Y
(previously 28%), the announcement said.
Nearly half (47%) of workers aged 65 and older are
prepared to work during retirement, compared to 10% and 11% among Gen X and Gen
Y, respectively, and 20% of Baby Boomers.
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