Retirement Confidence

Tactics When Retiring In Terrible Times (Such As The Next Few Years?)

The good news? American workers’ confidence in their ability to retire is growing. The bad news? As today’s article observes, “the same forces that are fueling retirement confidence have the potential to work against new retirees in the years ahead–especially higher stock-market valuations.” While retirees have no control over the type of market environment that will prevail over their early… 

Is Your Retirement Confidence Well-Founded Or Foolish?

The latest Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 63% of workers express confidence in having enough money for a comfortable retirement. But with the average 401(k) having a balance of less than $100,000, the author of today’s article states that “you have to wonder how accurate their self-assessment is.” He proceeds to outline five things… 

Retirement Confidence: How To Get Into the 21%

What percentage of Americans are “very confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement”? According to the survey cited in today’s article – conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute – that number is just 21%, a number that “hasn’t changed all that much in the 26 years EBRI has been tracking retirement confidence.” As such, the…