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Boomers' Retirement Confidence Drops

As if we needed more bad news about Americans’ retirement readiness—or the lack thereof. Two weeks ago, the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute reported that 28% of Americans have “no confidence” they will have enough money to retire comfortably—the highest level that figure has reached in the study’s 23-year history.

Today, the Insured Retirement Institute, a nonprofit trade group that represents insurers, asset managers, and broker dealers who have a stake in selling retirement-related investment products, reported equally dismal news that focuses more narrowly on the baby boomers, the mega-slice of the population whose retirement fortunes–or, misfortunes –are destined to have an outsized impact on U.S. public policy and government programs including Social Security and Medicare. The trade group’s research parses the data in ways that shed additional light on that generation’s financial challenges.

Source: Market Watch. Read full article. (link)

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  • Certified Financial Advisor||

    Reason behind they boomers are not confident about their retirement and having less money for their retired life is they didn't prepare retirement planning when it was needed for them. Best idea to come out of this concern get expert advice or hire certified financial advisor to prepare retirement planning for you and it is important to make it early rather than waiting for retirement year to come near. Also I would like to say that, those who are not confident they can also hire financial advisor and prepare retirement plan. It is always better late than never.