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Reliance on 401(k) retirement accounts drops, poll shows
Reliance on 401(k) retirement accounts drops, poll shows

Fewer Americans are counting on 401(k) accounts to fund their retirement years, apparently because of disappointment with the stock market after painful losses in the Great Recession, according to a new study. Only 48% of non-retirees expect a 401(k), individual retirement account or similar savings vehicle to be a major source of retirement income, according to a Gallup poll. That’s up from 46% last year but down from 54% in early 2008, just before the worst of the global financial crisis struck. Even though the stock market has recouped its crisis-era losses and gone on to a series of new highs, many small investors missed the gains because they bailed out before that. ...

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