Money
March 19, 2015

Men Have Bigger Balances

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But women are 10% more likely to enroll in a workplace plan, and they save at higher rates (up to 12%) than their male colleagues.


Most of Us Will Save More This Year

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In a poll of more than 500 MONEY readers, the majority said they’d put away more for retirement this year than last year.


How Much We're Socking Away

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The average 401(k) contribution last year was up 15% from 2009.


What We'll Be Living On in Retirement

For most people, Social Security will account for a substantial portion of income in retirement.


Trending in the Right Direction

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401(k) balances topped out at a record $91,300 at the end of 2014, according to Fidelity.


But Still Not Good Enough

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The Natixis Global Retirement Report ranks the U.S. 19th, behind Australia (3), Germany (9), and Japan (13), but ahead of the United Kingdom (22).


The States That Save the Most

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San Jose—home to many well-paid high-tech workers—leads the nation in 401(k) participation. Bringing up the rear: El Paso, Texas, where workers save just 5.7% of salary.


Are You Saving Enough?

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The average employee is saving just over 8%, the highest rate in the past four years.

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