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.
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However, among all age groups, the most frequently cited retirement fear is outliving savings.
Both groups have saved or are on track to save $700,000 or less; however, Boomers think that is adequate savings, while Gen Xers do not.
By comparison, the majority of mutual fund investing for Baby Boomers is outside of an employer-sponsored retirement plan, Investment Company Institute data shows.
However, 82% of Millennials say their financial planning needs improvement.
However, 20% said they do not understand the process for withdrawing money from their 401(k) in retirement, according to a Charles Schwab survey.
They also value financial planning more than a bonus.
More than one-quarter of Millennials have more than $100,000 in retirement savings, with an average of 30 to 35 years before retirement, compared to 75% of Boomers with more than $100,000 in savings and an average of only three years before retirement.
Sixty-five percent have not budgeted for unforeseen health-related expenses.
However, 45% said they do not know how to select a retirement income product, according to a survey by fixed income annuity provider Annexus.
However, researchers say their outcome could possibly improve, given the fact that they still have a long time horizon to save, the markets could deliver strong returns and the government could save Social Security.
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