No. That was the overwhelming answer given by financial advisors when asked if the concept of a “typical” retirement age is still relevant in the United States. “No” was also the simple answer of 86 percent of respondents to Brinker Capital’s Retirement Indicator for the first quarter of 2008.
In a cup-half-full vs. cup-half-empty finding, 46 percent of advisors said their clients were still on track to a timely retirement relative to their expectations of 10 years ago. Whether that is good news or bad news depends on whom is asked.