Category: Retirement

American Retirement Savings by Age: Averages, Medians and Percentiles

Below are estimated United States retirement savings statistics by age for 2023, from surveys conducted between 2022 and 2023 (the […]

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Average, Median, Top 1%, and all United States Retirement Savings Percentiles

On this page are estimated United States retirement savings. Statistics are for households headed by adults aged 32-61 at the […]

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Historical 401(k) Contribution Limit

Every year, the IRS sets the maximum 401(k) contribution limits based on inflation (measured by CPI). There are actually multiple […]

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Historical IRA Contribution Limit

Annually, the IRS sets a maximum IRA contribution limits based on inflation (measured by CPI). There are limits for an […]

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Historical HSA Contribution Limit

Every year, the IRS sets the maximum HSA contribution limits based on previous limits and inflation, measured by CPI. They […]

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How Much Do Early Retirees – Or Extremely Early Retirees – Have Saved?

In this post, we'll look at early retirees - and some of their extreme early retiree counterparts. How much do […]

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Early Retirement: How Common – Or Rare – Is It?

In a recent post, we argued that 55 years old as the early retirement age cutoff in America. In this […]

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What is the Early Retirement Age? Examining Government and Popular Opinion

The early retirement age, so to speak, is in dispute – specifically, someone needs to answer: what is early retirement? […]

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Retirement Planning: How Do Americans Pay For Retirement?

In this post we use 2017 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking microdata to see how do Americans pay for […]

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Why Do Americans Retire?

In our average retirement age in the United States piece we briefly discussed retiring for health reasons... then didn't dive […]

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