Tag: personal savings

Senior couple and tecnologies

Abstract This paper addresses how much individuals are saving for retirement. The standard measure, the personal saving rate reported in the official U.S. National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA), has fallen dramatically and in 2004 stood at a dismal 1.8 percent of disposable personal income. But is this indicator an accurate measure of saving behavior?…

elderly man inserting credit card to ATM

Introduction It is crucial that today’s workers save for retirement for two reasons. First, Social Security replacement rates will decline due to increases in the Normal Retirement Age, rising premiums for Medicare, more personal income taxation, and potential adjustments to restore financial balance to the system. Second, accumulations in 401(k) plans may well be muc…