Retirement Study: Learning What You Need to Know for a Successful Retirement
We live in a world different than any previous generation could have envisioned. Because life expectancies were much shorter for past generations, retirement planning really was not a concern. Most workers of past generations spent less than five years in retirement. Today, most of us can expect to spend the same amount of time in retirement as we did when we worked.
A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce found that only five-percent of all Americans are financially independent at age 65. In addition, this study also showed that an astounding 75 percent of all retirees are forced to depend on Social Security, family and friends as their only sources of income. According to the Social Security Agency, Americans can expect to receive only 40 percent of their pre-retirement income from Social Security. Most financial planners suggest that retirees will need at least 75 percent of their pre-retirement pay, to ensure a comfortable retirement. The remaining 35 percent (75 percent, if Social Security fails), not provided by the U.S. government, will have to be provided by individuals using their pension funds, savings or investments. Therefore, every worker must learn about finance and investing to ensure a comfortable retirement.
Do not think of this learning process as an educational obligation, but rather as an educational adventure. You may even find it enjoyable. If you do not believe me, then perhaps Mr. Einstein will convince you. Albert Einstein said, "Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs."
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