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Lingering doubt about middle income retirement might be symptomatic of Americans’ overall uncertainty about their retirement savings. Four-in-ten (43 percent) are not confident in their current retirement savings plans. The same number indicate they are decreasing the amount they are putting away for their golden years. Despite these sentiments, 50 percent say recent economic events will not cause them to delay retirement. However, this number is down slightly from this time last year (53 percent).
“It’s understandable people are still uneasy about retirement given the length of economic unrest. But, regardless of your income bracket, it’s important to continue setting aside money for the future,” says
Professional advice instills confidence in retirement
Americans who have sought professional advice about retirement have more confidence in their nest egg. Yet, only 31 percent say they have done so.
- Just 8 percent of those who sought professional advice are unsure how much money they will need in retirement. This number rises to 21 percent for those without professional advice.
- Seventy-four percent of those who received advice are confident in their current retirement savings plan. On the other hand, just 48 percent of those without professional advice say the same.
“The amount of money needed for retirement and what savings plans to use are different for everyone,” adds Brannan. “Oftentimes, people have the misconception that you need a lot of money in order to get advice from a professional. However, no matter your income or current financial situation, professional advice can help you map out how to get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future.”
How much do you need to retire?
Nearly two out of three (64 percent) Americans think they’ll need less than
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