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11 Scariest Retirement Statistics: 2020

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(Related: 10 Scariest Retirement Statistics: 2019)

The specter of COVID-19 can put a scare into anyone, but the fear is even greater for those in or near retirement.

Not only are eight in 10 people who die of the virus over 65, the pandemic is rattling health care, Social Security, Medicare, personal savings and government spending. And that’s on top of the lack of preparation, savings difficulty and general uncertainty that American retirees were already facing.

There are many things that can go bump in the night and frighten current and future retirees, but the statistics in the gallery above might be the scariest of them all.

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