Surprisingly, 21 percent of Americans say they are actually better off now than before the recession began. That doesn’t include boomers, unfortunately. According to a new Pew Research Center study, Americans between 50 and 64 were most likely to say they were worse off since the recession began.
Still, more than a third say they won’t have to postpone retirement at all, although 5 percent aren’t sure. Thirty-one percent of boomers said in the July 2009 survey that they wouldn’t have to retire later than they had originally planned.