After Retirement

What are Americans most concerned about when it comes to retirement?  Those 65 and over ranked health as their greatest source of worry, according to a recent survey from Merrill Lynch.  This represents a switch compared to Americans under age 65, who ranked finances as their top concern.

Of the over-65 group, 81% ranked health above all other considerations for a happy retirement, far higher than financial security, which garnered 58% of the vote.  The vast majority of retirees (86%) said maintaining or improving their health could help them manage their out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

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