On the other hand, finances, or a glaring lack thereof, are a major concern for older Americans, especially since so many go into retirement ill-equipped to live off a fixed income. Here’s some key data that might open your eyes to the reality of our country’s retirement crisis.


1. One in four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90, while one in 10 will live past age 95 

Life expectancies today are increasing, and while that’s a good thing in theory, it poses a challenge from a savings perspective. Think about it: If you’ve been saving for a 20-year retirement and wind up living 10 years longer, you may have trouble paying the bills at a time in your life when you’re at your most mentally and physically vulnerable.

Excerpted from The Motley Fool:  10 Retirement Stats Read the remaining stats via the link.