This survey consist of 1,312 full time employees from a broad range of fields and industries. I have also included a partial list of comments from survey respondents.
Do You Plan To Delay Your Retirement?
No – 44%
Yes – 40%
Undecided – 16%
Partial List of Survey Comments:
“I have no choice but to delay my retirement since I have lost most of my retirement money in the stock market. I am not sure how long I will be working, but I do know it will be well past 65…”
“I plan to retire on time no matter what. I have worked for 22 years and I refuse to work past 65. If I don’t have enough money I will just deal with it…”
“at this point I am not sure what I’m gonna do. all my money is tied up in a company stock plan that ain’t doing so hot right now. i have started putting some money in a separate account but it ain’t really getting a lot of interest…”
“I will definitely have to work past normal retirement age – if that even exists anymore. I had to withdraw a large portion of my retirement money to pay off medical bills and I am currently underwater in my mortgage. At the rate I am going I will probably have to work until I am 100.
“My wife and I both plan to delay our retirement for about three to five years. Right now we are trying to pay off all the debt we can. Our main goal is to pay off the mortgage.
“I will never be able to retire. I am going to work until I drop…”
“My plan is to retire by the time I reach 60. This will all depend on if I am able to pay off my car and sell my house…”
“I don’t know anyone who is not delaying their retirement, including me…”