We will die young or eventually reach the age of retirement. Young people believe that retirement is something that only happens to old people. Guess what? At the end of each day you are one day closer to "old age" and one day closer to reaching the age where people start to retire.
No worries old age is for "old people." No need to think about growing older or how you will eat, live or pay your way - those concerns are for "old people." NO WORRIES - The money will come from somewhere!
According to the Social Security Administration, if you randomly take 100 people at the start of their working careers and follow them for 40 years, at retirement age:
Because of a lack of knowledge and naïve assumptions, Social Security has unfortunately become the main source of income for almost 50% of retirees. In reality, a monthly social security check will only replace about 40% of a worker’s earnings, and alone may not even provide a standard of living above the poverty line. Nevertheless, according to the US Department of Health & Human Services, 96% of all Americans will retire financially dependent on the government, family or charity.