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Retirement obstacles

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  • 71%: Percentage of retirees who are worried about having enough money for retirement.
  • 56%: Percentage of retirees who believe their retirement will be as good or better than their parents.
  • 59%: Percentage of people surveyed who have done no serious calculations of retirement needs.
  • 37%: Percentage of workers who are forced into early retirement.*
  • 28%: Percentage of workers who retire due to their own health problems.*
  • 25%: Percentage of workers who retire to care for a family member.*

Top five retirement obstacles:

  • Waiting too long to begin saving: 35%
  • Health care and insurance costs: 32%
  • Low-paying work: 29%
  • Credit card debt: 28%
  • Housing costs: 27%

Source: AARP
*Source: EBRI