Retirement Security

Examining the Nest Egg: The Sources of Retirement Income for Older Americans

A new report finds that a large portion (40 percent) of older Americans rely only on Social Security income in retirement while only a small percentage of older Americans (seven percent) receive income from Social Security, a defined benefit pension, and a defined contribution account. Retirement income from these three sources is widely considered to […]

Working Longer Is A Lame Answer For Failing Pensions

It’s a journalism cliche that reporters always highlight the bad: they never write about the planes that don’t crash or the companies that don’t lie and cheat. But the topic of working into old age seems to be one of the most consistent exceptions. Most every example of journalism about working longer is of someone […]

Turning Gray and into the Red: the True Cost of Growing Old in America

The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first time, according to census projections. But rising rents, health care and other living costs mean that for many entering their retirement years, balancing the household budget can be a struggle. To […]

The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead

In 2010, the economy was just beginning to recover from the worst recession and financial crisis in recent memory. The unemployment rate was high, the stock market was coming back and millions of workers were worried that their retirement plans were ruined. Since then, a robust economic rebound has put some Americans back on solid […]

The Forgotten Middle: Many Middle-Income Seniors Will Have Insufficient Resources For Housing And Health Care

As people age and require more assistance with daily living and health needs, a range of housing and care options is available. Over the past four decades the market for seniors housing and care—including assisted living and independent living communities—has greatly expanded to accommodate people with more complex needs. These settings provide housing in a […]