Contributed by: Dafna Sharon
“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...
...and you finish off as an orgasm.”
“Despite all the attention around retirement, it's discouraging to see that many people -- especially younger workers -- still do not feel a sense of urgency to take control of their financial security by investing proactively in their 401(k) plans,”
“Current industry data shows that American workers aren't saving enough in their workplace-provided retirement programs, and our survey indicates that this lack of preparedness extends from the accumulation phase of retirement planning into the distribution phase. Even those who are conscientious savers and investors, including Baby Boomers now aged 55 to 58, aren't prepared to convert their retirement savings into a predictable retirement paycheck that they can't outlive.”