Almost half of the Gen X generation cites retirement among the top 10 important reasons for saving, but less than one-third of the Gen Y generation does, a new report reveals.
The survey shows that 46 percent of Gen X respondents cite retirement as one of the top 10 important reasons for saving. By comparison, just 31 percent of Gen Y respondents identify retirement—behind vacation and travel, which 41 percent of Gen Y respondents (vs. 38 percent of Gen X respondents) cite as a key reason for saving.
Additionally, the report observes, only 43 percent of Gen X women and 27 percent of Gen Y women list retirement as one of their reasons for savings.
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Among the 8 other important reasons for saving, Gen X and Gen Y respondents identify the following:
Home improvements/repairs (29% Gen X vs. 22 percent Gen Y)
Education costs (26 percent vs. 20 percent)