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Hold On To Your Savings, Senior Citizens Are Dying Poor

Illustration by David Cowles

Retiring comfortably is no longer something we can count on. It’s not new information, but a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research really puts it into perspective:

More than 46% of senior citizens in the U.S. die with less than $10,000 in financial assets.

A version of this article appeared in the November 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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