Gallup Poll: “Not having enough money for retirement” is Now the Top Financial Concern Among Americans

Since 2001 Gallup has compiled data from an economically focused survey.  The poll has consisted of seven questions concerning economic and personal finance.

  1. Not being able to pay medical costs of a serious illness/accident
  2. Not being able to maintain the standard of living you enjoy
  3. Not having enough to pay your normal monthly bills
  4. Not having enough money for retirement
  5. Not being able to pay medical costs for normal healthcare
  6. Not being able to pay your rent, mortgage or other housing costs
  7. Not being able to make the minimum payments on your credit cards

The number one worry for most Americans has been “Not being able to pay medical costs of a serious illness/accident”.  The latest round of polling has shown that the new leader among the seven questions listed is “Not having enough money for retirement”

Retirement and unexpected medical costs have consistently been the greatest concerns since the inception of the poll, compared to the other concerns.

Read more about the poll and the sampling here


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Suzanne McClain is a leading Medicare advisor in Columbus, Ohio.  She has been awarded Front Runner Agent with Aetna for the years 2014 and 2015.  United Healthcare has awarded her Agent level 2 at the Platinum Agent level.  Helping hundreds of clients in the central Ohio area has earned Suzanne the President Club award for Medicare sales in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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