Exhausting Retirement Funds Striking Fear Into Seniors
The imminent dangers of outliving retirement incomes are becoming clear to families planning for their upcoming retirees. Watching various shows how other retired families are being duped into investing money into Ponzi schemes has soured the pot for many interested investors, leaving little opportunity to trust brokerages with life savings. Regardless of what the current retirement age has increased to, many seniors continually fear they’ll be working themselves to death – literally. Medicare has been drastically rising, taxes on the middle class and overall cost of living increases over the years have eaten away once substantial savings set aside by the senior population. Outliving retirement incomes are currently the biggest reason why many markets are down, especially in housing sectors.
Since investment strategies change over time, another growing fear is that seniors will not have adequate understanding, education or internet savvy to follow retirement investments sufficiently. Many new investment innovations require active online participation for maximum benefit, causing seniors to literally self-educate quickly on proper internet research, how to connect financial accounts and actively trade in stocks or move money around. Since not everyone is ‘hip’ to self-investment, the potential for shutting out retirement income becomes immense. The fears only get worse, however, because those workers with long tenures in salaried positions face even deeper fears on their jobs.
Due to continually downtrodden financial reports from major companies, retirement benefits are getting sliced to increase corporate revenues. Seniors are even considering taking pay cuts now, and in the future, just so there will be more retirement funds available. And until annuities post steady positive figures, having monthly income could be challenging when paying insurance companies lump sums to assure something coming in as this appears the best path towards cash loans for struggling retirees. With mandated insurance for Americans being enforced starting in 2014, insurance companies could potentially score big through rises in premiums, again cutting into retirement savings schema. These income fears send scares across all ages of working class citizens.Continued on the next page