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According to a 2010 Careerbuilder survey of 500 workers aged 60+ , 65 percent said they are "putting off retirement because they can't afford to retire financially; down from 72 percent who said the same last year."
Source: Careerbuilder. (2011).
Fewer workers age 60 and up postponing retirement, finds new CareerBuilder survey. Retrieved January 29, 2011, from http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=pr617&sd=1%2f26%2f2011&ed=1%2f26%2f2011&siteid=cbpr&sc_cmp1=cb_pr617_
The nationwide survey was conducted among more than 500 U.S. workers age 60 and up between November 15 and December 2, 2010.
According to a 2009 survey of retirement investors, 49% reported that what they fear most about not having enough money in retirement is needing to rely on their children for financial support. The need to pay for medical care for oneself or spouse was the top fear of 24% of respondents. (p. 5)
The hearts and minds of retirement investors: 2009 survey of employee sentiments on saving for retirement(2009). United States: ING Institute for Retirement Research. Retrieved from http://www.ing-usa.com/us/stellent2/groups/dc/documents/marketingcollateral/1061952.pdf
Over 1000 individuals - generally investors in ING-managed retirement programs - responded to the survey, which was posted on ING's main retirement plans home page and account access portal from April 9 - June 6, 2009.
Due to the economic downturn, nearly half (47%) of small-business owners now plan to never retire until forced to do so for health reasons-
Source: Gallup October 2010
-- up from about 4 in 10 in 2005 and 2007 -- according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll. Another 41% plan to cut back on work but stay involved with their business when they retire. Those planning to stop working in their business altogether fell to 1 in 10 during 2010 from nearly twice that level in 2005.
Of the 61 million wage-earning and salaried women in the US between the ages of 21 and 64, only about 46% participate in a retirement plan in any given year -- much lower than the participation rate for men.- U.S. Department of Labor