You Can't Turn Back Time, But You Can Move the Goalposts
What factors have the greatest impact on investors' decision to delay retirement or to not retire at all? Longevity of savings and the economy, according to our Fall 2012 Barometer Survey¹. You can't change the state of the economy, but you can change your plan. If you're short on time, or haven't started saving early enough, delaying retirement by a few years can make a big difference. According to a 2011 study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, if a 45-year old medium earner has just started saving for retirement, but is planning to retire at 62, the individual would have to save at the unrealistic rate of 65% in order to save enough for retirement. However, by changing the age of retirement to 70, the savings rate drops to a more realistic rate of 18%². This week, learn about the cost of waiting—Take the first step today!
¹BlackRock, Barometer Fall 2012, Advisors and Investors Research Findings
²Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, "How Much to Save For a Secure Retirement"
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