Survey: Many Americans Say They Need $1.1 Million To Retire Comfortably — But Less Than a Quarter Will Get There

Saving for retirement is more important than ever as inflation lingers, but more Americans are anxious about their ability to do so. A new survey by Schroders shows that many people say they need just over a million dollars to retire comfortably — but only about one-quarter of respondents said they were likely to meet that goal. So, what should people do to retire safely? Joel Schiffman, head of intermediary distribution for North America at Schroders, joins Closing Bell to discuss the survey results, best practices for retirement planning, why a certain percentage of Americans actually plan to work while retired, and more.
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Biden Proposes Canceling Student Loan Interest to Tackle Debt Crisis
The Biden administration has unveiled a plan, Plan B, to address the student loan debt crisis. It offers to cancel up to $20,000 in interest for borrowers enrolled in income-driven repayment plans. This proposal aims to reset balances for those facing growing debt due to unpaid interest, benefiting low—and middle-income borrowers. An estimated 25 million borrowers are eligible for some form of interest forgiveness.
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