The National Retirement Risk Index: After the Crash

Source: Alicia H. Munnell, Anthony Webb, and Francesca Golub-Sass, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Issue in Brief, IB# 9-22, October 2009

The brief’s key findings are:
The National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) shows the percent of households ‘at risk’ of failing to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

The NRRI jumped from 44 percent to 51 percent today due to:
– the bursting of the housing bubble;
– the stock market crash; and
– the ongoing rise in Social Security’s Full Retirement Age.

Clearly, Americans need more retirement saving.

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