Retirement savings, by the numbers

Five retirement numbers for you and your employees to know and take to heart

By Michael Webb, TGPC, AIF, CEBS
January 1, 2012

As someone who has reviewed hundreds of retirement-related studies, I admit to being quite jaded with respect to retirement statistics: Various versions of "people are not saving enough", with no one telling me what I do not already know. However, I have to admit these figures - excerpted from - caught even me off guard. See if you are as shocked as I was by these five statistics:

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