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Are Americans saving optimally for retirement?

John Karl Scholz

Are Americans saving optimally for retirement?

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Retirement income -- United States,
  • Saving and investment -- United States,
  • Pensions -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Karl Scholz, Ananth Seshadri, Surachai Khitatrakun.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 10260., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 10260.
    ContributionsSeshadri, Ananth., Khitatrakun, Surachai., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58, [4] p. :
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17619076M
    OCLC/WorldCa54665942

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact:. It's one thing if you're already making steady contributions to an IRA or k and want to spend some of your hard-earned money on a getaway, but if you're forced to choose between the two, retirement savings should absolutely win out. More realistic: He would have a better chance of success by gradually working up to the high extra-payment level, even if it took a couple of years to get there. But that means the majority of Americans feel a lower percentage will suffice, and those are the folks who risk not saving enough. It's a lot easier to spend money, and to justify our expenditures as essential, than it is to forgo some spending to save for a retirement that seems a long way off--or may be too imminent, in which case, why bother?

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It's a lot easier to spend money, and to justify our expenditures as essential, than it is to forgo some spending to save for a retirement that seems a long way off--or may be too imminent, in which case, why bother? These individuals aren't really procrastinating or focused on near-term financial priorities, as Selena and Dan discussed.

Many experts urge millennials to take note and begin saving as soon as possible, though many have trouble putting money away for such a distant goal and struggle to envision themselves as retirees.

Such misgivings are present whether you're forty-two, fifty-two, or sixty.

65% of Americans Think They're Saving Enough for Retirement. Are They Right?

But if you're still fairly young and have many working years ahead of you, you can turn a series of modest contributions into a rather sizable sum. Many workers make the assumption that their living costs will go down in retirement.

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book. The authors conducted a rigorous analysis of the financial status of working-age Americans and concluded that over 80 percent of the house-holds surveyed met or exceeded their wealth targets, and most of those who were below missed by a relatively small amount.

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Three dollar figures underscore just how important retirement savings should be. You've moved on from other past indiscretions. Her goal is to make financial topics interesting because they often aren't and she believes that a healthy dose of sarcasm never hurt anyone.

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Today's workers are confident in their savings habits -- but they're also dangerously misguided. Oct 23,  · Role of retirement plans in tax debate highlights how poorly Americans are saving for retirement.

Published Mon, Oct 23 PM EDT Updated Author: Bob Pisani. Roughly half of working households in the USA are not saving enough to be able to maintain their current spending after retirement.

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Scholz et al. () obtained an estimate of 80 % of working.Apr 09,  · The Retirement Crisis: Why 68% Of Pdf Aren't Saving In An Employer-Sponsored Plan Laura Shin Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.Jun 21,  · How Will Americans With Low Savings Survive In Retirement?

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