The median retirement account balance among all Americans of working age? $0.00. And that’s the median amount, meaning half of working-age Americans have even less than $0.00 to their name. And if the paltry state of Americans’ retirement accounts isn’t enough to convince you that there’s a retirement crisis, consider the fact that total U.S. consumer debt is now sitting at a record high of $4 trillion. So what are those over 50 who are worried about their retirement preparedness to do? The author of today’s article identifies one option “which allows investors to fund their financial goals affordably.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“Millions of Americans already are facing tough financial challenges when it comes to retirement. But we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg if life spans really begin to lengthen.” Today’s article examines what will be required of people in order to ensure a secure retirement if life expectancies rise considerably. Here’s what the author has to say: “The affordability part of living longer will require people to become more disciplined, improve their financial literacy and embrace assets, from stock funds to annuities, with which they might not have high comfort or familiarity. In some cases, it also will involve an adjustment in attitudes and behaviors.” To read more, CLICK HERE.