U.S. Retirement (Broken) Nest Eggs

Posted By on December 27, 2010

The median (defined as the amount separating the top 50% from the bottom 50% but not an average) retirement account for U.S. households is $2,000 (in other words half the population has more than $2,000 in retirement and half has less).  This is why the vast majority of retirees depend on Social Security as their primary source of funds in old age even though Social Security was never designed to be a long term pension system.  You’ll notice that the average retirement account is closer to $50,000 a year but this is heavily skewed by the top 1 percent.

 

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