Saturday, March 13, 2010

EBRI Issues 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey

Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute

The 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey: Confidence Stabilizing, But Preparations Continue to Erode

March 2010
EBRI Issue Brief #340
Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2010

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MORE PEOPLE HAVE NO SAVINGS AT ALL: An increased percentage of workers report they have virtually no savings and investments. Among RCS workers providing this type of information, 27 percent say they have less than $1,000 in savings (up from 20 percent in 2009). In total, more than half of workers (54 percent) report that the total value of their household’s savings and investments, excluding the value of their primary home and any defined benefit plans, is less than $25,000 (Fig. 14, pg. 16).

CLUELESS ABOUT SAVINGS GOALS: Many workers continue to be unaware of how much they need to save for retirement. Less than half of workers (46 percent) report they and/or their spouse have tried to calculate how much money they will need to have saved for a comfortable retirement by the time they retire (Fig. 23, pg. 22).

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