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The Great Recession has rattled retirement plans for just about every consumer in the country, regardless of age. Stymied by a lack of knowledge, depleted savings and the increasing likelihood they’ll work through their golden years, Americans have a long road ahead of them.
After checking out Transamerica’s 13th annual Retirement Survey, we know exactly where we’re falling short.
DOUBT: Since the recession, more than 60 per cent of 3,600 workers surveyed say they've lost confidence in their retirement goals. That's especially true for those in their 50s, 47 per cent of whom plan on working through retirement.
*The study includes responses from more than 3,600 American workers.
SHRINKING NEST EGGS: Just 39 per cent of workers said they've scrounged up enough savings to last through their golden years. Workers in their 60s are the least prepared, with 54 per cent saying they haven't saved enough.