80 Is The New 65 For Retiring Americans

Americans retiring later age
Americans retiring later age

The idea of retiring at age 65 is no longer a reality to many Americans, with many anticipating that they will have to work another 15 years -- to age 80 -- before they can afford to quit work, a new survey shows.

Further, the poll of 1,500 middle-class Americans showed that 76 percent of respondents felt it was more important to save a specific amount for retirement, compared to 20 percent who said it was more important to plan to retire at a specific age, regardless of savings.