Racial Divide in Retirement

Published on April 10, 2014

Racial Divide in RetirementAccording to a recent report from the National Institute on Retirement Security, a non-profit organization that fosters a deep understanding of the value of retirement security, most people are not sufficiently prepared to retire. The report drills down into how prepared Americans are for retirement and looks at the disparities in retirement readiness among whites, people of color, and—where data permits—blacks, Latinos, and Asians. Here are some of the key findings:

 

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