Charles Schwab recently conducted a survey of people saving for retirement and found that saving enough for retirement was the single most force of financial stress in their lives; … greater than job security, credit card debt or meeting monthly expenses.
A new survey from Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc. finds that saving enough money for a comfortable retirement is the most common financial stress inducer for people of all ages. The survey also reveals that most people view the 401(k) as a “must-have” workplace benefit and believe they would benefit from professional saving, investment and financial guidance.
Most people who come to see us have concluded that they need professional help. They have some basic questions and want answers without a sales pitch.
They know that they need to save for retirement but don’t know exactly how.
- The want to know how much they need to save.
- They want to know how they should be investing their 401(k) plans.
- They wonder if they should put money into a Regular IRA or a Roth IRA.
- They know they need to invest in the market but are concerned about making mistakes.
Only 43 percent know how much money they may need for a comfortable retirement, which is significantly lower than awareness of other important targets in their lives, including ideal credit score (91%), weight (90%) or blood pressure (77%).
“With so many competing obligations and priorities, it’s natural for people to worry about whether they’re saving enough for retirement;” said Steve Anderson, president, Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc. “Roughly nine out of ten respondents told us they are relying mostly on themselves to finance retirement. It’s encouraging to see people of all ages taking responsibility for their own future and making this a top priority.”
But you don’t have to go it alone. At Korving & Company we are investment experts. And we’re fiduciaries which mean that we put your interests ahead of our own.
Contact us for an appointment.