Survey: Boomers Face $291K Retirement Shortfall

Survey: Boomers Face $291K Retirement Shortfall

Non-retired Baby Boomers (ages 59-77) believe it will take $924,897 to retire comfortably, yet they expect to save $633,401 — a shortfall of $291,496, according to the Schroders 2023 U.S. Retirement Survey.

Yes, but: Gen Xers (ages 43-58) face a potentially larger savings gap.

  • They believe it will take $1,112,183 in savings to retire comfortably.
  • Yet they expect to have just $661,013 saved — a savings gap of $451,170.

What they’re saying: “As the first generation to head into retirement without the safety net of a pension plan, the stakes are higher for Generation X and the margin for error is lower,” said Deb Boyden, Head of U.S. Defined Contribution at Schroders.

  • “Not only are Gen Xers facing a formidable savings gap, but our findings also suggest a knowledge gap is a formidable headwind that’s threatening to prevent many from reaching their dream retirement.”

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.