Tag: risk averse vs. loss averse
You are not alone! Recently we learned some distressing news about the state of retirement finances from the acknowledged experts in the field, the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
EBRI, as it is called, released its 23rd annual “Retirement Confidence Survey” which gauges the views and attitudes of both working-age and retired Americans. Even with the economy improving, the state of retirement planning and preparedness has not. The percentage of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement is essentially unchanged from the record lows of 2011. One of EBRI’s most shocking findings was the lack of even a short-term financial cushion for many. Only 50% of workers and 52% of retirees say they could definitely come up with $2,000 if an unexpected need arose within the next month. Continue Reading »