In November of last year results from the Pentegra Retirement Services survey, administered by Harris Interactive, indicate a very interesting picture of the American workers perceptions on retirement.
One-third of respondents aren’t’ really sure if they will be able to retire. Here are a few more interesting finds from this survey:
- "21% of adults with children under age 18 in their households have not planned for retirement, whereas 12% of adults with no children present have not planned for retirement."
- "28% of adults who have planned for retirement were helped in their preparation by their parents."
- "A full one-third (33%) of those who have planned for retirement were helped by a professional financial advisor."
- "More than one quarter of adults (28%) who have planned for their retirement say no one helped them prepare."
- "31% of those who are retired say no one helped them plan for retirement."
- "Of those who would like to retire, women (21%) are more likely to be unsure about their anticipated retirement age than men (13%)."
- "On average, of those who would like to retire, adults ages 18 to 34 believe they will be able to retire at age 62, adults ages 35 to 54 estimate retirement at age 65, and those over 55 estimate retirement at age 67."
- "More than three quarters (78%) of adults planning to retire feel they need up to $1 million to retire. Women (83%) are more likely to feel this way than men (72%)."
- "While 22% believe they will need more than $1 million to retire, men (28%) are more likely than women (17%) to feel this way."
Happy New Year! Here's our first Breaking Workplace News contribution for 2013:
Fortune 1000 Growth
Carter’s, Inc. is on the move, leaving Midtown to nestle into over 200,000 square feet in Buckhead’s Phipps Tower. The perk for this growing Fortune 1000 includes no rent until 2015! This is also great news for Phipps Tower with this deals value just around 70 Million. (BuckheadView.com)
Georgia’s 3rd largest university is hoping to get a big YES from board of regents as they vote on KSU’s mission to add a football program and more intercollegiate sports to their growing campus. Votes will be casted on January, 8th and a press conference on the board of regents decision will take place on January, 9th 12 noon. (Kennesaw.edu)
GM investment brings jobs
That’s right, the American automaker has officially purchased Roswell building with over 200,000 square feet. Why? This 20+ acre complex, once populated by UPS Inc., will become a company technology center. With the first center of its kind being in Austin, Texas, this local investment is the second of four new technology innovation centers that are together projected to bring 10,000 new jobs. (Atlantadailyworld.com)