8 economic trends threatening retirement

Poverty of liquid assets and increasing income volatility are among eight trends in the US economy impinging on Americans' prospects for retirement, said John Kalamarides, head of Prudential Financial Full Service Solutions. He also identified the growth of educational debt and precarious employment in the 1099 economy as major factors, while citing the need for solutions, such as letting employers pool purchasing power for savings plans.

The Wilton Bulletin (Conn.) (11/5)