Baby boomers are feeling more worried about their prospects for retiring securely, a new survey found.
In the fourth annual poll of boomers by the
"We are seeing, unfortunately, a slip again in retirement confidence," IRI Senior Vice President
In 2011, the first year IRI conducted its retirement preparedness survey, 44% of boomers polled said that they were confident in their financial position heading into retirement. That figure has now fallen to 35%.
Boomers are also changing their attitudes about estate planning. In past years, around two-thirds of those surveyed said that they believe that it is important to leave an inheritance to loved ones; this year, that figure dropped to 46%.
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