The Motley Fool, April 27, 2009 — No surprise that a recent study from the National Institute on Retirement Security shows people are worried about retirement, especially in the wake of 2008’s 40% market drop. The report explained that when it comes to retirement plans, Americans want:
The report accompanying the survey explained that when it comes to retirement plans, Americans want:
- Portability. Many of us will likely have several jobs before retiring.
- Employer contributions. It’s hard to expect employees to be able to fully fund their own retirements. (This can also be a boon for employers, since offering generous contributions can attract and retain employees.)
- Benefits for surviving spouses.
- Regular income that can’t be outlived.
That last item caught my attention, because it’s essentially calling for a pension.
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