Retirement is a topic that regularly makes headlines, and not all of them are encouraging. Americans are living longer than ever before. However, if you assume most people are saving more to prepare for their longer-term needs, you’d be mistaken. Here are some of the more startling truths about retirement in the U.S.
Participants in 401(k) plans might feel restricted by the narrow slate of mutual fund offerings available to them. And within individual funds, investors have zero control to choose the underlying stocks, which are selected by the mutual fund managers, who regularly underperform the market.