20 retirement stats that will blow you away

“Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” — Jonathan Clements

The quip above is amusing, but it also points out a critical aspect of retirement: the need to have our retirement dollars last for the rest of our life. Succeeding at that goal isn’t likely to happen by accident, so it’s worth learning more about retirement and investing for retirement, in order to have the best shot at a comfortable future.

Here are 20 eye-opening facts related to retirement. See which ones surprise you the most.

You might live a very long life

63: If you imagine that most people work until about age 65 or longer, you’d be wrong: The average retirement age was recently 63…

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