Pessimistic Thoughts about Retirement
Contrary to yesterday’s post about folks expressing optimism about their future retirement life, wouldn’t you know it—a counter to those hopeful thoughts popped up in today’s harvest of retirement news. Specifically, in a post today on CNN.com, reporter Matt Egan recaps Gallup poll results that say, “Americans are growing increasingly concerned they won’t be able to retire comfortably.” When you get into the details, the analysis indicates, “43% of nonretired adults think they will have enough money to live comfortably.” In yesterday’s posted article the survey measurement said 59% were anticipating a comfortable retirement, so maybe this poll simply shines a light on the remaining portion. Hard to say, since they ate two different polls and therefore two separate population segments. Either way, take a look at both articles and form your own conclusions about what people think about their retirement prospects.
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