9/19/2014 – What’s the most important ingredient for a happy retirement?

Sep 19, 2014 Comments Off by

According to 81 percent of today’s retirees, the most important ingredient for a happy retirement is good health, outranking financial security, which rang in at 58 percent. Ranking much lower as sources of retirement happiness are:

  • Having loving family and friends (36 percent)
  • Having purpose (20 percent)
  • Trying new things 5 percent)

This is just one of the many helpful insights culled from a recent report titled “Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown,” a study conducted by Merrill Lynch in collaboration with consulting and research firm Age Wave.

Read the full article by Center on Longevity Research Scholar Steve Vernon at CBS MoneyWatch.

Center, Financial Security 2014, Longevity News 2014

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