In March 2015, WealthVest conducted two large surveys to better understand how pre-retirees, and retirees, feel about retirement. Below are two questions taken from these surveys.

We asked 1,340 Americans, age 45 and and over, the following question:

What amount of your retirement investments are you comfortable losing?

0% – 54.78%

5% – 20.60%

10% – 16.34%

15% – 3.88%

20% – 4.40%

 

We asked 1,132 Americans, age 45 and over, the following question:

What do you fear most?

Death – 28.18%

Outliving my money in retirement – 71.82%